News Footage from our Prop. 1 Debate, Pt. 2
posted by October 19 at 10:13 AMon
In Part Two of our editorial board debate over the $17.8 billion roads and transit initiative, it’s the pro-side: campaign spokesman Sandeep Kaushik, Transportation Choices Coalition staffer Rob Johnson, and Environment Washington’s Bill LaBorde vs. the antis: Mike O’Brien from the Sierra Club, David Hiller from the Cascade Bicycle Club, and Mike McGinn from the Sierra Club.
In this dramatic conclusion, Savage starts the debate by saying, “I want 50 miles of light rail so bad, I don’t give a shit if they pave 180 miles with baby mice”; the debaters reveal their real preferred transportation option; and David Hiller abandons Seattle’s standard passive aggressive MO and goes aggressive aggressive.
Also, the Sierra Club’s McGinn gets the last word with a killer sound bite: “We shouldn’t be responding to what people in Olympia say is possible. They should be responding to what we say is needed.”
Oh, and for those that can’t quite tolerate all the transit wonkery, Rob Johnson is—to quote a Slog reader commenting on Part 1—“being hot again.”
Enjoy Part 2:
In case you missed it: Here is Part 1.