My King County Council representative is Cynthia Sullivan, who has held the seat for 20 years. That is too long for anybody to hold such an office. Her challenger is a perky young man named Bob Ferguson, running on the slogan "Time for a Change". Bob is a former head of the King County Democratic Party, so I doubt he would change all that much, but I was inclined to vote for him, if only to freshen the ideas circulating on the county board. But then I read this recent report:
A telling moment came during candidate interviews when Ferguson repeated an earlier call for the council to pass a resolution condemning the Iraq war. A more practical Sullivan said, "Not on my watch."That Ferguson is nutty enough to be nostalgic for Saddam Hussein is one thing, but that he campaigns for the King County Council to take a stand on the issue is another. And while County Councilman Bob Ferguson is off crafting U.S. foreign policy, who does he think is going to be keeping an eye on the King County budget? Condoleezza Rice?
You lose, Bob. I'm sticking with Cynthia Sullivan.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at September 16, 2003 06:59 AM