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Without the Stranger, Burgess wouldn't even be on this planet.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 8:50 AM

as Burgess said to one of your staff when questioned on election night a good question I might add -

blah blah blah blah blah

Posted by Kenneth | November 8, 2007 8:58 AM

"C'mon, it's money! You like that!"

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 9:01 AM

"I was of the office yesterday"

How exactly is one Of The Office?

Posted by andy niable | November 8, 2007 9:07 AM

Victrola isn't exactly a secret, non-disclosed location, Dan.

You ought to take out an equity interest in the place, for all the business you bring in.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 8, 2007 9:26 AM

Congrats you got a fundamentalist Christian elected to Seattle government. Way to go guys!

Posted by Giffy | November 8, 2007 9:33 AM

You know what, you guys are assholes. First you savage the guy, giving Della virtually all of the ammo that he used on his attack mailings, then you endorse him, then when he comes by in person to at least make a nice gesture, you ridicule him. WTF -- get your story squared away. Personally I voted for him not so much for who/what he is, but because he was *not* Della.

This race was a fiasco for The Stranger -- I almost fell off the couch laughing while watching ECB on the Seattle Channel expressing her amazement and consternation that *somehow* the Della/Burgess race had gotten so personal. Gee ECB, I can't imagine how that happened...

Posted by GoodGrief | November 8, 2007 9:34 AM

@7 Seconded. Write a hit piece against him after he's in office for a year or two, and work to push him out in favor of a more progressive candidate. But please just stop this whiny bullshit. This isn't the end of the world, and I think that Seattle is probably better for it.

The fact that Harrell got elected, though... that's worrisome.

Posted by bma | November 8, 2007 9:44 AM

is this some kind of hazing? or do you just not like the guy for some unexplained reason? because, either he's on your side and you're being mean to a nice guy. or he's not on your side on all issues, and you are ridiculing him for reaching out.

when he came to you before the election, i thought that move was motivated by self-interest. but coming to you afterwards... it seems like he generally cares and you're just being mean now.

or maybe you view this is his penance for the bad work he did a few years ago... maybe you could think of a more productive act of contrition.

Posted by infrequent | November 8, 2007 9:47 AM

disclosure - did Burgess buy ads in the Stranger?

remember he is a PR butt hole

Mr. Poe, go get him, there are rumors

Posted by earl lee | November 8, 2007 9:59 AM

Dan - this is your funniest post in a while! Thanks1

Posted by Soupytwist | November 8, 2007 10:01 AM

Tim has changed. He only wants to take away gay abortions now. And good thing for it. Bad enough that my heterosexual marriage is WORTHLESS thanks to gay people getting married all over the place but I can't have you all destroying the sacred heterosexual tradition of accidental pregnancies and depressing drives to abortion clinics.

Posted by mason | November 8, 2007 10:04 AM

I'm just glad my write-in for Peter Steinbrueck didn't go to waste - it wouldn't have helped Della, and clearly Burgess didn't need it.

My conscience is clear.

Posted by COMTE | November 8, 2007 10:05 AM

If not for the Stranger, there would be no Gomez. My mother reviles you ;P

Posted by Gomez | November 8, 2007 10:05 AM

Thanks for your position on Prop. 1, Stranger.

Would come by, but already the ice shelf is too far away from Alaska & we have no ID to cross the border into the USA from Canada.

Posted by Polar Bears Against Prop. 1 | November 8, 2007 10:22 AM


And people say I troll ... after reading the above, I declare that I am not worthy, and give the crown up instead.

I love polar bears tho.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2007 10:40 AM

Burgess = Good!
Who was that other guy?

I predict the Stranger and Burgess are going to have a love affair for the ages.

When was the last time a council member didn't get bent out of shape by Dan's teasing?

When was the last time a council member teased Dan back?

You guys are adorable together. You're like a really wonky, really nerdy Seattle politics odd couple. The only way this relationship could get better is if you two adopted Judy Fenton as your love child.

PS: When is Josh allowed to admit he's liked Tim all along, but felt he had to show solidarity with the gays on the CWA issue?

Posted by DownWithDella | November 8, 2007 10:48 AM

Didn't Tim have it coming? The hazing? Imagine the uproar if the Stranger had given Tim a pass on the working for hate-groups thing, and that op-ed in the Times.

And I don't think Dan is being shitty to Burgess in this post. I think he's teasing Tim and himself (that line about taking away his gays and abortions). Really, people. It's a city council race. Savage has a sense of humor and so it would seem does Burgess.

Although no one can doubt that Burgess would not have gotten the Stranger nod if Della hadn't been such a terrible council member. Burgess should go thank Della, I think, for his victory.

Posted by Bullying Burgess | November 8, 2007 10:59 AM

I didn't know who Tim Burgess is but when I googled him and found I decided that you must have been the inspiration for his hit song "Be My Baby" and that's why he thanked you.

Posted by Dale | November 8, 2007 11:43 AM

Is this the part when Burgess laughs manically, turns crimson, sprouts horns and declares "foolish hu-mans, you know not what you have wrought!!"

Posted by Original Andrew | November 8, 2007 1:03 PM

I read on Wikipedia that Hitler got his start on the Munich City Council.

Posted by Snarky Godwin | November 8, 2007 5:54 PM

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