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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Leave the Stranger, Become Rich!

posted by on June 14 at 14:57 PM

SNL’s Laraine Newman, circa 1976

A little more follow-up on the Primary Primer in this week’s paper: My favorite tidbit in the round-up was this news regarding Seattle City Council Member Tom Rasmussen— “Notable endorsement: Former Stranger scribe Sandeep Kaushik!

Turns out that Kaushik, former pauper (and boyfriend to SNL’s Laraine Newman, btw), not only endorsed Rasmussen—he donated $50. Doesn’t sound like much? Okay, but he also donated $50 to David Della, $62.50 to incumbent Port Commissioner Alec Fisken, $50 to Mayor Greg Nickels, and $150 to KC Council Member Dow Constantine.

Still doesn’t sound like much? Okay, check this: Since he escaped poverty and started working in politics in 2005, Kaushik and his family have donated $3,437.50 to local candidates.

$50 to David Della? Weren’t you running the anti-rebuild campaign, Sandeep?

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Laraine has been married since 1991 and celebrated her 55th B-day in March. Was Sandeep in high school when he was her boyfriend? Was he taken advantage of by this older woman? Do we need to report this deviant behavior to the authorities?

Posted by SandyK | June 14, 2007 3:06 PM

Sorry to be off topic, but that is such a strangely HOT picture of Laraine Newman.

Posted by Dougsf | June 14, 2007 3:06 PM

David's message resonated with Sandeep to the point that he was able to think outside of this "one issue" transportation debate.

Posted by profile | June 14, 2007 3:19 PM

Wow, Sandeep must be a thousandaire!

Laraine was definitely a hottie. My current favorite SNL hottie is Kristin Wiig.

Posted by Sean | June 14, 2007 3:25 PM

Har har!
Josh, it's just great the way you use the Slog to talk smack with your buddies! You are so cool!
Get back to high school, dip.

Posted by Stranger Reader | June 14, 2007 3:26 PM



Well, you might want to ask Sandeep about that. I'm not so sure David's message resonated with him, though.

Posted by Josh Feit | June 14, 2007 3:44 PM


But that's not much, really, dollarwise. Especially if you're not wasting your cash on cars ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 14, 2007 4:03 PM


Kaushik Sandeep COUNTY EXECUTIVE ASST II $90,308

Posted by whatever | June 14, 2007 4:46 PM

Whatever @8,
You're not up to date. Kaushik isn't currently working for Sims. He's on leave doing lots and lots of campaign$.

Posted by Josh Feit | June 14, 2007 4:49 PM

Calling out to most Stranger Staffers- LEAVE and take a paycut - in the long run, you'll be much happier.

Posted by Gene Scheider | June 14, 2007 4:54 PM

And you don't think he is working for Sims.

BTW the LBloom number was from 2006.

Posted by whatever | June 14, 2007 5:01 PM

I went to David Della's kickoff and was very unhappy to hear his full-throated defense of rebuilding the Viaduct. I've since met Tim Burgess several times and found his thinking to be more in line with mine. For what it is worth, I am supporting him in this race.

Posted by Sandeep Kaushik | June 14, 2007 5:13 PM

Sandeep Conehead? I always suspected he might be from France.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 14, 2007 5:20 PM

(1) are you saying that Mr. Kaushik could be a Cougar Hunter?

Posted by Cougar Hunter | June 14, 2007 11:15 PM

YAWWWWWWWWWWWWN. What's Kathleen Wilson up to lately?

Posted by frederick r | June 15, 2007 8:57 AM

Kathleen is happily married to a charming ex-evangelist named Scott. She's living on Boylston and has recently been remodelling her condo with impeccable style. Sadly her beloved dog, Maime just passed away.

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