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Yeah, but whoever it is might get extraordinarily tortured in some prison overseas since the Red Bushies don't stop at doing that to American citizens.


Posted by Will in Seattle | November 5, 2007 12:48 PM

Be a good Republican?

That sounds like the punchline to a joke.

Like Winston Smith, we live in a society without laws.

Posted by Original Andrew | November 5, 2007 1:34 PM

Candidate for prosecutor breaks the law to get elected.

Yep, that's the ethical bar we set for our law enforcement in Seattle...

Those little things like laws and civil rights shouldn't interfere with justice.

Posted by Packratt | November 5, 2007 2:00 PM

Another note to the Public Disclosure Commission: why have staff from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office used county cars to distribute "Retain Satterberg" signs? And why have staff from the PAO used their county email addresses to send out attacks on Bill Sherman?

Posted by lorax | November 5, 2007 2:08 PM

@4 This is like Sherman's "Republican informant," whom he will not name, which Feit mentions in the text. Specifics, please.

Posted by T | November 5, 2007 2:15 PM

Yes indeed, the facade of "nonpartisanship" erected around Satterberg continues to crumble. It's never too late for Democrats that endorsed him to repudiate their candidate and his Rove-like campaign tactics, but I suspect that will not happen. Oh well, if he wins I'm sure they would have reserved seats at the Satterberg table at any fundraiser held in King County for Dino Rossi or the Republican presidential nominee.

Posted by Brendan Williams | November 5, 2007 2:51 PM

This is truly unbelievable.

Bill Sherman called a press conference because he "heard rumors" and Josh Feit, News Editor of Seattle's Only Newspaper, finds it newsworthy to post a blog with the headline "NEWS UPDATE".

Maybe we should call a summit to declare a lynching because Bill Sherman had a dream last night that a fellow Democrat donated money to Dan Satterberg's campaign.

The funny thing is that Josh identified the real story in all of this... why isn't the State Democratic Party "downloading" money to Bill Sherman? Could it be that they see all the Democratic support for Dan Satterberg and don't want to tick off those Democrats that gave them all that money to begin with? Just a thought...

Posted by Mr. Winston | November 5, 2007 5:15 PM

Please help me try and understand this...

So Mr. Sherman's information is based on double hearsay confidential sources, and somehow this is sufficient confirmation for Mr. Feit and David Postman to put this garbage to print??

Has the criteria for credible jounalism fallen so far? Really?

Posted by whocaresaboutblueorred | November 5, 2007 5:59 PM

I stand corrected... it is actually three layers of hearsay.

Someone told one person, who told another person, who told Mr. Sherman... wow.

Posted by whocaresaboutblueorred | November 5, 2007 6:02 PM

This is about the suspicious nature of the contributions. The "rumor" was in response to a question asked. Try and follow along.

Posted by hey IDIOTS | November 5, 2007 6:15 PM

The press conf. wasn't based on rumors. It was based on the compelling evidence here that the Republicans raised money from Satterberg donors and kicked it to Satterberg. The rumor thing was a side note that was interesting to me.

Posted by Josh Feit | November 5, 2007 7:46 PM

Thank you to Josh Feit, News Editor of Seattle's Only Newspaper, and hey IDIOTS for explaining the story.

Citizens who lean to the right give money to the Republican party who then think that a Republican candidate can use the money and give some to him.

I heard a story very similar to that, but it was a little different. It went like this...

Citizens who lean to the left give money to the Democratic party who then think that a Democratic candidate can use the money and give some to him.

Josh, you are a brilliant journalist. Your objectivity is unquestioned. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Mr. Winston | November 6, 2007 12:22 AM

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