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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Exile on Bellevue Way

posted by on November 4 at 20:52 PM

Lots of frowning and shaking of heads here on the Eastside, where all overheard snippets of conversation are variations on “I can’t believe it” and “things are falling apart” and “even Burner is winning” and “what is this country coming to?”

One middle-aged blonde in the wine line—wine is the only free drink here at Republican HQ—tells us she lives in Seattle and “it’s so refreshing to be here in Bellevue. I’m such a minority in Seattle.”

We ask why the Republicans are doing so poorly across the board.

“It’s because of Bush,” she says. “They all hate Bush. Nobody hates McCain. What’s McCain ever done?”

We ask if she hates Bush.

“Are you a reporter?” she asks.

“Yes,” we say.

“Do you feel out of place?” she asks.

“Eh,” we say.

What we mean by “eh” is: We are furious to be stuck with these dark-suited downers on the happiest night of our recent lives. The schadenfreude is less fun than you would expect. And when we get back to civilization, we are going to strangle our news editor with our bare hands for sending us here.

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If the schadenfreude is not enough for you, I suggest going around the room and licking up their tears of unfathomable sadness.

Hmmmmmm... Tears...... Tasty!

Posted by montex | November 4, 2008 8:58 PM

Really, Bellevue huh? Odd, I see as many if not more Obama signs around Clyde Hill (where I rent a very cheap future tear-down thank you very much).

Did you get this scenario from central casting or out of your own ass? Stereotypes are annoying no matter who they are pointed at...

Posted by Burnplant | November 4, 2008 9:30 PM

Uh, if Bellevue and the eastside are so Republican why is Darcy kicking Reichert's ass?

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Posted by D-503 | November 4, 2008 10:09 PM

Excellent post.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 4, 2008 10:49 PM

I'm on the Eastside and proudly bearing my Obama stickers, pins, signs, etc. !

Posted by Stephanie | November 4, 2008 10:57 PM

Ha ha, those "G.O.P." East-siders are stupid douchebags. Let them drunk-drive their giant SUVs home to their cookie-cutter starter castles. Come over here to Seattle and join the party!

Posted by Clarity | November 4, 2008 11:16 PM

It's frustrating to hear from these Republicans on TV being Cassandras by saying that "we deserve the change we'll be getting". It's like some sort of warning saying "we told you so".

Posted by Grrr | November 5, 2008 12:46 AM

Even BURNER is winning! That America-hating monster!

I love this.

Posted by Ben | November 5, 2008 10:05 AM

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