so for those of you who haven't voted already, this is looking to be a very low-turnout election
, so your ballot, if you send it in, is going to matter more than usual...
.... and there's Stuff That Matters (as always):
- R71 YES already covered
- I-1033 NO they tried this in Colorado and are still digging out from the rubble
- King County Executive - Dow Constantine
I realize folks on the Eastside find it annoying to have to vote for Yet Another Seattle Person; the logic for not doing so would have made sense if either Fred or Ross had made it out of the primary (and it rather annoys me that they couldn't have flipped a coin or something back in April),... but they didn't. Hutchinson is less qualified than Sarah Palin and about as loopy even though she's better at hiding it. I particularly like how the Discovery Institute (she served on their board) scrubbed their website pretty much the moment she announced. It's appalling how many people think she's some kind of moderate, but that's the problem with actors and TV personalities; they get a free pass on all sorts of crap...
- Port Commission - Rob Holland, Max Vekitch
It's sort of weird how other ports on the west coast manage to turn a profit whereas for some reason we have to subsidize ours. Pat Davis is finally gone (yay), but unfortunately so is Lloyd Hara, so getting that reformist majority (or at least a majority not in favor of stupid/corrupt real-estate deals) is still going to be work...
for those of you in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Newcastle, or Issaquah, here's the full list of 41st Democrats endorsements