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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Journalism First?

posted by on May 22 at 14:54 PM

I just got a quote for a story I’m working on for tomorrow’s paper … via text message. The quote was from King County Council Member Dow Constantine who sent six texts to make his point.

I love the future.

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Dow is hip & cool. I am proud to say that he is my rep. and I make it a point to have Martini's at West 5 with him on a regular basis in order to let him know my thoughts as a constituent. I like that in an elected official, someone who goes where the people are and tries to serve his Gen X supporters as well as his constituents who hang in church basements and Kiwanis’s pancake breakfasts…

Posted by Water Taxi | May 22, 2007 3:32 PM

NOOOO! Text messages are old school. I used to get stock quotes back in the 90's on my cell ... now I see all these adverts for texting and think "Well, they won't get me to shell out cash for that!"

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 22, 2007 3:35 PM

i luv txt msgs!

Posted by StrangerDanger | May 22, 2007 3:49 PM

Dow is a good, solid, progressive rep, that goes without saying. He is many things, hip is not one of'em.

Posted by SeMe | May 22, 2007 4:15 PM

i bet he was in a really boring meeting that he couldn't leave to call you. technology to amuse himself!

Posted by Ari Spool | May 22, 2007 4:18 PM

Dow Constantine is on ST's board, yet ST2 has nothing for his constituents. He's got ZERO juice on that board.

Plus, light rail won't be at Northgate until 2025, because Dow and Nickels got out-negotiated by the Snohomish County bloc.

I hope you asked him why he is doing NOTHING for those who elected him. Oh, yeah, I asked him that once. He said he keeps forgetting which hat he's wearing (ST, SCC, whatever . . . .).

Posted by westsider | May 22, 2007 4:27 PM

omg u totez plgryzd me! sooo suing u

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | May 22, 2007 5:06 PM

Hey SeMe, Dow is way cooler than you. So there!

Posted by blah blah | May 22, 2007 5:23 PM

Dow is a real cool hipster. I saw him applauding for former coach Jim Owens at a Huskies football game once. I also saw him introduce DOA at the Capitol Hill block party. He really endeared himself to that crowd.

Posted by Luigi Giovanni | May 22, 2007 6:12 PM

Dow's one of the good guys. When I ran for office myself, he was one of the very few elected officials who didn't treat me as if I had cooties.

Posted by Geni | May 23, 2007 1:07 PM

Dow rocks!

Posted by other westsider | May 23, 2007 1:46 PM

From today's P-I:
Oden, when reached by text message, said he is excited about the opportunity to play in the Pacific Northwest, whether it be south or north: "I'd be happy to be chosen by either team. They are both good cities."

Something tells me, Josh, that this is common practice.

Posted by DOUG. | May 23, 2007 2:04 PM

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