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Monday, November 5, 2007

What the Hell is Joel Connelly Talking About?

posted by on November 5 at 11:45 AM

Joel Connelly and Joni Balter, talking to Steve Scherr about the Seattle School Board elections on KUOW this morning:

Connelly: “I think that it is a tribute to the system that for such a thankless job we can get challengers of such quality … to basically steer the school board away from a kind of Baskin and Robbins, race-centered approach where every little flavor gets its piece of the pie and—”

Balter (laughing): “Ice cream pie, right?”

Connelly: “An ice cream pie and a school board that works on behalf of all Godís children.”

Scherr: “More metaphors than ever this morning. This was great.”

Baskin-Robbins? “Every little flavor”? Is Whidbey Island resident Joel Connelly suggesting that Seattle Schools concentrate its money and attention on one “flavor”—say, vanilla?

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I listened to that. Joel Connelly is a wheezy boob.

Posted by DOUG. | November 5, 2007 11:45 AM

Yes. He's constructing a racist slur with ice cream. It takes a certain kind of koo koo to pull that off.

Posted by seattle98104 | November 5, 2007 11:46 AM

he's talking about why seattle schools are fucking pitiful & the school board can't do anything right. but beyond that, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

he's an idiot.

Posted by max solomon | November 5, 2007 12:03 PM

Someone as boring and pedantic as you are, Erica, would definitely be vanilla.

Or maybe just "milk flavored".

Posted by Andrew | November 5, 2007 12:19 PM

ECB is rum flavored vanilla. It looks vanilla, but is much better.

Now Joel ... yeah, vanilla. And not even good French Vanilla.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 5, 2007 12:50 PM

Max is right. Connelly does a great job at putting his foot in his mouth, but his sentiment here is right-on. The Seattle Schools need to stop worrying about individual flavors and start worrying about how to get their damn refrigeration system working.

Posted by David Wright | November 5, 2007 12:50 PM

Does Joel Connelly dream of black corpses hanging from the trees in his front yard? Y/N?

Posted by Gomez | November 5, 2007 2:13 PM

Suprised you have not mentioned that in this morning's PI Connelly wrote of "Karl Rove wannabes at The Stranger"


Posted by Mitch | November 5, 2007 2:14 PM

So, a local judge gets in trouble for asking "what flavor are you?" but if Joel uses the same imagery to refer to schoolchildren, people think it's funny? I don't get it.

Posted by Tlazolteotl | November 5, 2007 2:54 PM

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