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posted by August 7 at 16:50 PMon
It’s official: only three people have read The Stranger Election Control Board’s 2008 endorsements.
Halfway through the endorsements, buried in the text for the oh-so-exciting Attorney General race, we wrote:
McKenna’s Democratic opponent, Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg, is a funny, smart, savvy politician with a strong environmental record. As a county executive, he worked hard to clean up illegal dumps and junk cars, earning the endorsement of the Łberliberal Sierra Club despite his support for the controversial Cross-Base Highway across Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. (To see if anyone actually read this far, The Stranger is proud to offer a $50 check and a minibottle of Jack Daniels to the first person that e-mails us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
So far, we’ve only received three emails. The first one came from 33-year-old William Lee, who read through the SECB’s endorsements on his lunch break, mostly because he didn’t have anything better to do. “I [was] out of new reading material,” Lee says. “Usually if Iím reading at lunch time itís novels.”
Did Lee gain anything by reading the SECB’s endorsements? “I already knew I wasnít going to be voting for Rossi,” he says. “Thatís a given.”