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Sunday, November 4, 2012

And the 2013 Election Season Begins

Posted by on Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I just got an invite to like a Facebook page, "People for Peter Steinbrueck":

This page is for people interested in urging and/or supporting former Seattle City Council President Peter Steinbrueck to run for Mayor of Seattle in 2013.

Too soon!


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Rujax! 1
Fuck Steinbrueck.
Posted by Rujax! on November 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 2
Fuck anyone who is starting next year's campaign before this one is even in the bag.

For christ's sake. Give us all a fucking break already. Even ardent political junkies like me need a bit of downtime before the next one starts up again.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on November 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM · Report this
MrBaker 3
He really soiled himself shilling for the Port.
Posted by MrBaker on November 4, 2012 at 4:10 PM · Report this
Uh, no.
Posted by gator bait on November 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 5
Peter People?
Posted by Gern Blanston on November 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
I support candidates who are running and/or seeking the mayoral spot. We need candidates who are more clear and/or concise in their message. Also, we have to be more inclusive/welcoming to all, as this is Seattle, with out proud polite/inclusive tradition of not actually making firm choices/selections even in things like basic word usage/diction.
Posted by bold and/or firm leadership on November 4, 2012 at 4:44 PM · Report this
It would probably be good if they actually had like a website with some.... ya know.... information on it. A sad and incomplete Wikipedia page doesn't really make me want to support someone...
Posted by Eckstein on November 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this
Rujax! 8
bold and/or firm leadership @ 6....

Fuck you too.
Posted by Rujax! on November 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
How's that Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness he started around, oh, ten years ago coming along? Safe Harbors? Ask your friendly neighborhood caseworker how effective that is.
Posted by Fnarf on November 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
That's nothing. Chris Christie started the 2016 election season a week ago.
Posted by digitalwitch on November 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM · Report this
@9, Steinbreuck did not "start" the 10 Year Plan, or Safe Harbors. Safe Harbors was lifted from the County (and still doesn't work well, so no one would want to claim it) and the Plan was devised by a number of people (mostly from the religious community) who participated in a community conversation.

I note the Wiki page was last modified in July.
Posted by sarah70 on November 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 12
Being a Tacoman with no skin in the Seattle game whatever, all I can do is wonder. I mean, its unlikely to hurt him to start early. Sure, people will grumble now, but nobody will remember this a month from now. At the same time, he's not going to get any support for starting this early either, so why is he so anxious to begin?

Seems like a waste of resources to me.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on November 4, 2012 at 7:35 PM · Report this
Fnarf 13
Steinbrueck chaired the committee that developed Safe Harbors in the city, before they'd even chosen a software vendor; I went to one of the meetings (and recoiled in terror).
Posted by Fnarf on November 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM · Report this
You'd still recoil in terror. They're having to get a consultant from HUD out here to help them get up to required speed, after either 5 or 6 years of futzing around with it.
Posted by sarah70 on November 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 15
McGinn will win.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on November 4, 2012 at 8:38 PM · Report this
MrBaker 16
McGinn might make it into the general election.
Posted by MrBaker on November 4, 2012 at 8:53 PM · Report this
Not so sure this is a push for electing the next mayor as much as it is to boot the current one out of office. I'm ready to listen to, and even contribute to just about any campaign that will do that.
Posted by Common Sense Lady on November 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM · Report this
emor 18

Uh, off topic. I read "Tacoman" as "Taco Man" and was confused for a second . Then I laughed.

Carry on.
Posted by emor on November 4, 2012 at 9:43 PM · Report this
Emor, I cringe thinking what you'd read as "therapist." :)
Posted by Common Sense Lady on November 4, 2012 at 10:04 PM · Report this
chinaski 20
Charlie Staadecker for mayor. Although i dont know if this town can handle someone with character.
Posted by chinaski on November 5, 2012 at 6:47 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 21
Peter would have been a good choice 4 years ago but now I am not too sure.

But I'll vote for anyone other than McGinn at this point. I'd even give Nickels another try...LOL!!! Maybe...
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 5, 2012 at 7:06 AM · Report this
michaelp 22
Perhaps the "People for Steinbrueck", if they really support the issues he cares about, could spend more time doorbelling and phone banking for Inslee and Ferguson or, even better, Referendum 74, and less time making ridiculous facebook pages.

People are going to be hungover on booze, drugs, shame, and either joy or depression on Wednesday. Build your shit then.
Posted by michaelp on November 5, 2012 at 8:47 AM · Report this
@8 your succinctness confirms my point. doesn't it feel good to just come right out and say what you ,mean?
Posted by brevity and/or wit on November 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM · Report this

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