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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hot Delegate Action

posted by on April 1 at 11:39 AM

ECB, Josh Feit, Eli, I, and Slog-reading delegates (of both C and O persuasions) are getting together sometime this week at an undisclosed location to, uh, fight amongst ourselves! And drink. And plot the overthrow of the Democratic party. It should be rad.

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If you’re a delegate or alternate for this Saturday’s legislative district caucuses and didn’t get an invitation, email me tout de suite and we’ll fix you up.

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::BRRRRAAAP::

Posted by Nick | April 1, 2008 11:54 AM
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I'll be there!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 1, 2008 11:59 AM
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They both look like they're crop-dusting each other there. Or as my cousin Rusty calls this particular maneuver, "The one-cheek sneak."

Posted by He Who Smelt It Dealt It | April 1, 2008 12:15 PM
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So you have to be a delegate or alternate? Thanks for disenfranchising my liver.

Posted by Lou | April 1, 2008 12:40 PM
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My girlfriend is a delegate and has received NO information about what she's supposed to do where and when. The king county dems website aint much help. Maybe you could post some info on Ye Olde Slog to help the delegates?

P.S. I heard that the NEXT round of caucusing is on fucking passover! They trying to exclude jews or something?

Posted by M | April 1, 2008 1:01 PM
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M: If you email me with her legislative district, I'll get her the info directly. The WA Dems site is more helpful than the KC Dems site: http://www.wa-democrats.org/index.php?page=display&id=294

The Passover conflict is with the county conventions, which are not caucuses (they don't affect the allocation of O/C delegates to the national convention), and aren't nearly as important (that's where people vote on planks in the state Democratic platform). But if you live in King County, the organizers heard the cry of the Israelites and moved it to the week before Passover: It's now Sunday, April 13 at 2 pm at West Seattle High School.

Posted by annie | April 1, 2008 1:23 PM
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Check out the 43rd District Dems website - 43rddems.org has info about the next round of caucuses (at least for the 43rd district) that are being held this Saturday.

It is my understanding that while the county caucuses were originally scheduled on Passover, the date was changed to accommodate delegates who observe Passover.

Posted by Emily Steed | April 1, 2008 1:39 PM
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@5 - actually, the King County Dems just literally mailed out the Call for Delegates/Alternates for the King County Convention. Half of the Districts hadn't even sent their data in (or had it trashed by the temps at the State Dems that "entered" it) by last week.

This weekend is the District Caucus - the location should be on the website of both the King County Democrats and your local district Democrats

The 43rd Dems are meeting at the Lincoln High School site where the Garfield High students are located just off N 45th and Stone Way N, near the 16 and 44 bus lines.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 1, 2008 1:41 PM
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@3-actually crop dusting is something different.
Urban dictionary:
"Crop dusting

v. farting while walking or running
n. crop duster

When crop dusting does NOT work:
1. on a treadmill (no matter how fast you walk or run)
2. with a strong tail wind
3. with a turnaround - for example, you crop dust while walking with your girlfriend, then she turns around and walks back to look at a display in a storefront window."

Posted by know it all | April 1, 2008 1:56 PM
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So I could do a bunch of phone calls to 43rd district Obama-supporting delegates in order to remind them to caucus OR drink with a bunch of Stranger political suckers. As fun as the former sounds, Iíll be at the latter.

Posted by Gabe Global | April 1, 2008 4:18 PM
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I'm an Obama delegate for the 36th LD, and based on what I've heard, this Stranger event is pretty much the best we can expect for special treatment at this level of delegate-ness. Count me in!

BTW, the caucus for the 36th District is this Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Ballard High School. They "cap" the line at 10:15 AM and won't sign up anyone not in line by that time, so if you're not in line by then, kiss your vote goodbye. Be there early!

Posted by Scalpel | April 1, 2008 5:27 PM
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I don't think it's ethical for journalists to become delegates for candidates in races they are paid to write about.

But I guess I'm in the minority on this one.

Posted by Trevor | April 1, 2008 6:12 PM
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@19: In papers that pretend to be objective, pledging to a candidate would betray a preference. But here on the Slog, we practice advocacy journalism--you know, me spouting arguments for Obama versus Erica doing the same for Clinton--and you would have a hard time pretending that either of us were remotely neutral. (Erica isn't a delegate in any case, but I am.)

Posted by annie | April 1, 2008 6:17 PM
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For the record, here's the list of 43rd District Delegates and Alternates from the 2008 Democratic Party Caucuses:

http://www.43rddems.org/documents/DelegatesAndAlternates.xls

Posted by Trevor | April 1, 2008 7:33 PM
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Thanks for linking, Trevor!

See you at the Lincoln High School site that Garfield High School is located at in Wallingford on Saturday!

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 2, 2008 10:32 AM

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