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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

posted by on August 19 at 21:10 PM

The SECB ran into Jason Osgood, the barcode-obsessed Democratic candidate for WA Secretary of State, at Gerry Pollet’s party at Mr. Villa’s in Lake City.

Right now Sam Reed, the Stranger-endorsed Republican candidate for Secretary of State (the only Stranger-endorsed Republican candidate), is thumping Osgood. Reed’s got 54% of the vote so far, Osgood’s got 39%.

Asked about the numbers, Osgood replied: “I’ll get back to you.”

Then Osgood informed the SECB that he wasn’t pleased about the Stranger endorsement interview process. He felt it was set up in such a way to ensure the interviews turned into a “cockfights.” Then Osgood informed the SECB that he was on the debate team. He didn’t specify if he was on a college debate team or a high school debate team. Then he told the SECB that we could be friends and proceeded to share his recipe for couscous salad with the SECB.

We are not making this up.

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the endorsement was the right one.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 19, 2008 10:11 PM

You'll rue that endorsement the day They come to tattoo the barcode to your forehead.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 19, 2008 10:13 PM

So where's the couscous recipe?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 20, 2008 1:31 AM

Sam Reed is not vulnerable at all - a 39 per cent against him is an excellent showing.

Reed has as much state name stuff as anyone but the Gov.

Freckle farting Dems in Seatttle vote easily for Reed.... and who gives a shit??

Posted by Big John | August 20, 2008 8:08 AM

Jonah asked me what I had for dinner, which I guess he thought relevant to the campaign, or maybe he was just trying to chat me up.

Couscous dish and spinach salad. He wanted the recipe. He even took notes. So I'm not sure how he got it wrong.

Here's the recipe.

fresh spinach

lime juice

fresh dill

maple syrup (or honey)

grated soft mozzerella

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Posted by Jason Osgood | August 20, 2008 12:34 PM

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