Election Night If You Want to Rub Shoulders With the Governor…
posted by August 19 at 18:18 PMon
…don’t head down to Spitfire. The governor just left, a bright blue blur, trailing campaign aides and beefy security guards and one equally blurry husband.
It seems she spoke at 5:30ish—before any results came in—and is “off to another event,” she tells the SECB. It’s a private event, we hear, and then the governor will be putting in an appearance at an event at the Northwest African American Museum at nine. Or 7:30. Nobody knows for sure. But we’ll catch up with her there.
UPDATE: Well, the governor’s election-night party here at Spitfire—which is so totally off the hook, as the young people were recently saying—started at five, not seven, as you may have read on Slog. And it ended at six. Our bad. But the SECB weren’t the only ones that missed the show. The SECB was talking with one local elected official who, like us, showed up at six and was shocked to discover that Gregoire had already spoken and was on her way out the door.
“Who ever heard of an election night party that starts at five and ends at six?” he said.
Another politico—who, like our first politico, did not wish to be identified lest he destroy his future political prospects—said that the Spitfire party was Gregoire’s hip Belltown party for young folks. The party later tonight at the Northwest African American Museum “is Gregoire’s party for old folks.”
The SECB just ordered it’s first drink of the evening: a shot of Maker’s Mark, neat. We’re buying, since there’s not an open bar at Gregoire’s party.