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CYA time for Chris. I wonder what it's like helming a sinking ship.

Is this the same Ron Judd who scribes for the Times?

Posted by laterite | November 12, 2007 7:47 PM

And Josh, I for one think you should keep pushing your central thesis that this election was not so much a success on the GOP's part, but rather a failure of the Democrats to coalesce on the races and issues. No, this isn't 2008, but I'm sure not hopeful for the major races in that election if this is any harbinger.

Posted by laterite | November 12, 2007 7:58 PM

Are you related to Sherman somehow? It's really the only explanation for this obsession.

Posted by beware | November 12, 2007 8:38 PM

Jenny Durkan, the Seattle lawyer, Democratic politico and close political confidante of Gregoire's, endorsed Satterburg. She probably spiked any endorsement of Sherman by Gregoire.

Posted by ratcityreprobate | November 12, 2007 8:45 PM

Wait, you mean politicians lie? And blogging can help spread those lies before they're fact checked?

Posted by News! | November 12, 2007 11:45 PM

The Ron Judd who works for the Gov is a different Judd than the Judd at the Seattle Times.

Posted by chris | November 13, 2007 5:40 AM

@3 - actually, Josh just has a deep-seated desire to get Rossi elected so he can complain about a Rethug for four years.

Sadly, he's off to a decent start....

Posted by Mr. X | November 13, 2007 10:26 AM

Seated politicians always favor the incumbent unless compelled otherwise.

Only party loyalists get bent over this. Since when does Gregoire need King County party loyalists?

Posted by six shooter | November 13, 2007 11:03 AM

The endorsement by incumbents of your own party is something of a professional courtesy; it's more or less the way you can tell a real candidate from some tool who's filing just because he's an egomaniac. It's VERY insulting to ask for an endorsement and have them equivocate, and hem and haw, and then say, "well, maybe we should have a meeting and talk about this." That basically translates to, "you haven't raised enough money for me to take you seriously, and your opponent might not like it if I endorse you, and he has way more money than you. So go away and don't bother me anymore."

Had it happen to me when I was running; most local pols were happy to endorse me, but there was one - one with absolutely nothing to lose, as he's in a very safe seat - who gave me that whole BS song and dance. It's very insulting, and you can be guaranteed I'll never ring another doorbell or raise another dollar for HIM.

Posted by Geni | November 13, 2007 12:09 PM

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