Conflict of Interest While I Was Gone
posted by December 28 at 15:15 PMon
Jonah and Josh (the male cabal that forms two-thirds of the Stranger’s news staff) took advantage of my absence to write this totally offensive look back at 2007 “with” (they wish!) Venus Velazquez, the foxy onetime City Council candidate last seen losing to Bruce Harrell thanks to a DUI. Those two really know how to kick a lady when she’s down! Anyway, here’s an excerpt.
Best Decision of the Year: No. And Hell No.
The voters get credit for making the best decision of 2007. When it came to Seattle’s waterfront, voters wisely said no to Mayor Nickels’s expensive (and unfunded) tunnel option and no to Olympia’s retrograde elevated rebuild. Both options were bad news for the environment and downtown. Invaluable bonus: The “No” and “Hell No” votes put the “surface/transit” option in play, which is good for the environment and will be killer for the neighborhood. Double bonus: Surface/transit guru Cary Moon is foxy.
Venus Velázquez says: First of all, I’m way foxier than a hippie like Cary Moon. Second of all, the best decision of the year was mine, when I refused to take that fascist sobriety test. Did anyone check to see if Bruce Harrell was fucking drunk? You know, I know where that guy drinks and I know for a fact he’s wasted after two beers.