Stranger Election Control Board Chez Della
posted by November 6 at 22:18 PMon
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.