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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fact: Saddam Had Weapons of Mass Destruction

posted by on June 20 at 14:29 PM

Over on his blog, Postman takes me to task for Slogging about rumors that Norm Maleng’s campaign fund was going to get funneled through the GOP to Dan Satterberg.

Fair enough, although, it was a minor footnote to a longer post about Maleng’s and Satterberg’s contribution histories. That footnote led to a Democratic Party press release—which I reported on … and followed up on this morning by having the GOP blast the Dems.

Anyway, I don’t have a problem with Dave getting mad about rumors going up on Slog. That’s his right. Slog is here to annoy Postman. But he must be really really annoyed at my lacking journalistick-ness because he even trots out his arch rival Neil Modie at the PI to show what real reporting is: Modie quotes Mike McKay (Maleng’s and now Satterberg’s treasurer) saying the money won’t be transferred.

This, however, is where I’m a little puzzled by Postman. He writes:

Here’s the fact, thanks to Neil Modie at the P-I:

“No money will be spent directly or indirectly to help (acting prosecutor) Dan Satterberg,” Seattle attorney Mike McKay said Tuesday. Judy Maleng, the late prosecutor’s wife, “has made that clear,” he said.

Here’s “the fact” ?? Postman? Is that you?

Postman knows as well as I do that quotes are quotes, not facts. If quotes were facts, the Iraq war would be legitimate because Saddam was linked to al Qaeda and he had weapons of mass destruction.

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1

what an annoyingly hyperbolic title for this post.

Posted by bing | June 20, 2007 2:47 PM
2

naw - that's just Josh spoofing us again. Although, after his ShoBiz wing-ding with a Who musical and his professed support for HRC, it is kind of hard to tell what's the real deal anymore...

Posted by misrule | June 20, 2007 3:24 PM
3

I liked it.

Posted by jamier | June 20, 2007 3:37 PM
4

The only ones he had were the ones we sold him.

FACT.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2007 3:38 PM
5

I'm not sure we know each other well enough for me to ask, but will you be my arch-rival? I want to be Spidey to your Venom.

Posted by Postman | June 20, 2007 3:40 PM
6

Venom?

Green Goblin Postman, Green Goblin.

Posted by Josh Feit | June 20, 2007 4:19 PM
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VENOM? Postman, you're too old to be into this whole Venom craziness. He's a useless 80's anti-hero and a fiercely boring Spidey-foe. You could be Vulture, Doc Ock, Rhino, Kraven the Hunter. Hell, you could even be Paste-Pot-Pete.

Venom...sheesh.

Posted by Jonah S | June 20, 2007 4:23 PM
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Boy, you snobby retro-comics guys. When my kids were growing up Venom was a perfectly fine bad guy and has the added attraction of being Spiderman's alter-ego, or manifestation of his self-doubt, or self-loathing or something deep like that. Not sure why that made me think of Josh, though.

Posted by Postman | June 20, 2007 5:00 PM
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@5 - no, David, Venom is recent.

Now, the Green Archer ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2007 5:22 PM
10

Is Postman a Republican?

Posted by Sean | June 20, 2007 6:44 PM
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He'd like you to think so ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2007 11:50 PM
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Fer crissakes Josh, will you please stop trying to turn the prosecutor race into some kind of scandal. I know and deeply respect both Satterberg and Sherman (even gave Bill money in his last race). They are both upstanding, ethical and extremely fair-minded individuals who have distinguished themselves in an office that demands the highest professional standards. Satterberg is not a run-of-the-mill Republican party hack moron like a Reagan Dunn. Or like some of my fellow Dems for that matter...


I'm hoping beyond hope that the prosecutor race manages to stay somewhat detached from the ridiculous circus that WA state party politics has become. If you're looking for a streetfight, why not devote some energy to covering the idiotic KC charter amendment movement to make the county elections director an elected position? I'm sure there's plenty of Republican dirty laundry somewhere in there...

Posted by MarriedToTheLaw | June 21, 2007 1:35 PM

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