Stranger Election Control Board Report from Burgess Party on Queen Anne
posted by November 6 at 20:33 PMon
ECB here, Slogging from what has suddenly become the Tim Burgess victory party. When the latest numbers came up showing Burgess with 61 percent to Della’s 38.6 percent, the previously staid crowd at Bricco Wine Bar on Upper Queen Anne exploded. “Obviously, there must be something wrong,” Burgess joked, adding, “I hope we don’t get slammed for having this party in such a chichi wine bar.”
Standing at the door of the crowded bar, Burgess greeted newcomers with the news. Most looked shocked. “You’ll have to start shopping for clothes for all those official functions!” someone told Burgess’s wife Joleen. “Is it too early to say congratulations?” another said. Burgess had been attacked in recent days by Della for work his firm did in the ’90s on behalf of controversial right-wing group Concerned Women for America. The mailers and ads, which attempted to label Democrat Burgess as a Republican, may have backfired.
“Let’s go home!” a friend just told Burgess. “No way—I can drink now!” Burgess replied. The food spread at the bar is impressive, to say the least—it includes mini lamb burgers on brioche, all kinds of tapenades, and fancy-looking cheeses. Can’t wait to hear what the scene at Della’s party is like.