Stranger Election Control Board More from Satterberg in Burien
posted by November 6 at 21:55 PMon
[Reported by Lindy and Megan]
Our reporters finally got an interview with Satterberg, and first thing, they asked him to go on the record about the accusation that the GOP was earmarking donations for his campaign. “Parties are allowed to raise money from whomever they want.” He reiterated his nonpartisanship. Why did he chose to run as a Republican rather than a Democrat? “[Blah blah blah]… Norm Maleng… [blah blah blah]”.
So, is Satterberg a Republican or not, goddamnit! We decide to judge him like they judge red and blue states: the last two presidential elections. Did he vote for George W. Bush? “Which time?” Both times. “Well, wait, who did he run against the first time?” Al Gore. “I really don’t remember. I wouldn’t vote for him again. Does that count?” Um.
Changing topics, our reporters ask Satterberg about his musical influences. (His band, the Approximations, is about to go on stage.) “First and foremost, the Beatles.” Any local bands? “I really love the Posies.” Are you going to go on tour after the election? “This whole election has been a ruse to get publicity for my band.” Dan Satterberg took pains to distance himself from Tim Eyman. “Doesn’t The Stranger have a party crasher column? You should take a picture of Tim Eyman.”
The Approximations have started playing. Their first jam? “Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow)”—Clinton’s campaign song. Coincidence? The Stranger Election Control Board thinks not.