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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Chez Della

posted by on November 6 at 22:18 PM

Jonah reports:

At city council incumbent David Della’s party, there were about 25 people sitting around tables in a brightly lit Chinese restaurant. Della wasn’t there, and hadn’t arrived by the time The Stranger left around 9:30 pm. I went up to Della’s legislative aide, Dave Namura, who very slowly informed me that the numbers were 61 to 39 in Burgess’s favor. I asked him how they thought they were going to do, and he said crankily, “I’m not going to comment on anything else.”

I went outside and talked to a well-dressed man who didn’t wish to be named. He said he was disappointed in the party and the fact that Della wasn’t there. He described the party as “a bit moribund. But it’s still early. I’m hopeful we’ll get a rally here. I don’t think Della did much to distinguish himself in this race.”

Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson predicted Della would win “by a landslide.” A young African-American woman started walking around telling everyone not to yell out stats. “I just got the numbers,” a man responded. “And I don’t want to announce them.”

Brian, The Stranger’s news intern, got up to do some karaoke. He chose REM’s “The End of the World as We Know It.” People looked angry and confused. (Video is forthcoming.)

A man sitting at the bar commented that it’ll be “the attack of the yuppies” if Burgess wins.

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I wanted Della to lose, but daaaaaamn. That's gotta hurt.

Posted by wow | November 6, 2007 10:38 PM

Wooooooo! This basically proves to me that Seattle's voters were smart on this one. I was worried that the racism accusations might have swayed some people, but it looks like everyone saw through Della and spanked him hard.

Now maybe we can get some investigation of property crimes.

Posted by Gitai | November 6, 2007 10:53 PM

A young African-American woman started walking around telling everyone not to yell out stats. “I just got the numbers,” a man responded. “And I don’t want to announce them.”

Wait, who is the guy and why don't we know his race?

Posted by PdxRitchie | November 7, 2007 3:05 AM


are you nuts? no police dept. in America gives a shit about your Goodwill junk

get real, what you will get is more vice and drug stings

you think this white guy ex cop is not a classic law and order freak? you missed this one big time honey

Posted by zak - yes it is my real name | November 7, 2007 6:32 AM

It is evidently clear that Jonnah needs to take a step back and look at how you choose your words.

For your many articles on using the "RACE" card within this election is completely null and void, if you bring up race, at least make it relevant. Slog or not, be a good author.
I ask the question what is the point of mention the race of the woman who obviously was doing their job (which you would know is the proper thing to do in these situations if you had any taste)...Jonna..i'm sure i spelled your name wrong but who gives a fuck right???
I think its safe that the stranger's roadies and groupies that you have doing your work are getting bad advice...Word of Advice: *****The Stranger Does Not Look Good On Anyone's Resume....Get out while you can!!!!!!!!***** That is unless you plan to be what most would call reporting on hemp fest your whole life....Please call me at 1-800-Fuck-You If you would like to know who i am...

Posted by Son Tzu | November 7, 2007 2:06 PM

You forgot to mention that she was the most stylish person there..she did her job well and deserves more respect!

Posted by woahhowignorant | November 7, 2007 2:20 PM

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