October 21, 2006
Seattle Times endorses McGavick

According to an email announcement from the McGavick campaign, Sunday's Seattle Times endorses Mike McGavick for Senate.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at October 21, 2006 01:36 PM | Email This
1. Ok, someone start the countdown of the liberal blogosphere continuing their rant of the Times only endorses candidates who want to kill the estate tax. Which is of course why they endorsed Cantwell in 2000, as well as Kerry, Murray, and all the Democratic Congressional candidates in western WA in 2004.

Posted by: Eric Earling on October 21, 2006 01:50 PM
2. Suppose this has anything to do with the fact that Maria didn't seem to accomplish much as an executive as Mike did? Or that she seems to have lost her way in mixing up her romantic life with lobbyists who owe her money and pretending that it doesn't matter? Will be interesting to read this.

Posted by: Michele on October 21, 2006 01:51 PM
3. It isn't on-line (Seattle Times won't post their Sunday editorials until after midnight tonight), but couldn't you pay $2.00 or whatever and buy an early edition of the Sunday paper right now?

Posted by: Richard Pope on October 21, 2006 01:52 PM
4. OFF TOPIC... but are these people out of their minds???

Our MONEY is paying for this tripe!

Posted by: Cheryl on October 21, 2006 01:55 PM
5. I just opened my front door and I could swear I heard the sound of liberal heads exploding all over town.

Posted by: Bill Cruchon on October 21, 2006 02:03 PM
6. Eric, didn't you know the only reason that the Times is endorsing McGavick is because the Bush Cabal is using its influence along with the oil companies to hold the times hostage by promising them low cost oil and to give them an exclusive on how they commited 9/11?


Posted by: TrueSoldier on October 21, 2006 02:03 PM
7. The liberal blogosphere is so busy gushing over the PI endorsing dipsy-doodle darcy they probably won't even notice the Time endorsing McGavick.

Posted by: Lynne on October 21, 2006 02:07 PM
8. Just another example of the liberal bias of the "MSM".

Posted by: Frank on October 21, 2006 02:23 PM
9. Listening to the spin about the R's pulling money away from this race, because it's a lost cause, makes this endorsement a bit more sweeter doesn't it.

Posted by: Chris on October 21, 2006 02:36 PM
10. We may gush over this endosement all we want...and it is important, but we must remember that the Times endorsed Rossi two years ago and he wound up losing.

So let's please Get Out the Vote by Volunteering and donating to the Cause!

Posted by: Andrew Roberts on October 21, 2006 04:02 PM
11. SayWA!

Posted by: MetroNatural on October 21, 2006 05:02 PM
12. Andrew we do need to get out the vote, but remeber Rossi only lost after the second "where can we find more D ballots" recount.

Posted by: TrueSoldier on October 21, 2006 05:03 PM
13. This endorsement means nothing. Kid Blethen probably placed the following call to Can'twell this morning, after he finished watching cartoons:

Hello, Maria? This is Ryan at the Times. Listen, I know this is going--excuse me? Ryan Blethen, heir to the Blethen fortune? Yeah, yeah, the guy who looks like Red Skelton. Good one. Anyway, Joni suggested I give you a call to let you know that we're quote, officially, closed quotes, going to endorse McGavick in tomorrow's paper. Now before you go off on me--hello? [30 seconds of silence on Blethen's end] Wow--Dotzauer wasn't kidding--you can talk dirty! Okay, okay, relax--that was for the Red Skelton thing--now we're even. Listen, it's not like you think. We're only endorsing Mike because frankly, all indications from King County Elections are that you're in. By endorsing McGavick, we're simply targeting the conservative subscribers who have cancelled in droves since 2004. It's strictly a financial decision by my dad. We've got to start selling papers again, babe, or I'm not going to have any fortune to inherit, know what I mean? Yeah, I thought you'd like that one. Okay, so we're cool, right? No hard feelings? What's that? Correct, we are passing on the Dotzauer thing. Who's Dotzauer? Nothing to worry about there. So listen, [lowers voice to a whisper] I was just wondering...is it really true that you can touch your--hello? Hello?

Posted by: Organization Man on October 21, 2006 05:56 PM
14. I like what McGavick says but I'll never be able to vote for him. Cantwell will get the vote, and the rest of my ticket will be Republican.

I wrote Safeco several business letters during his tenure. And the responses from his corporate methodology completly turned me off from doing business with Safeco. Safeco is not interested in it's customers. To me that translates that McGavick is not interested in his constituents. He will only serve a narrow base of people that he is close to. not the type of person I want to represent me in Congress. Cantwell also is missing the common touch, but MCGavick has none of it.

Posted by: jd on October 21, 2006 07:52 PM
15. Do you honestly believe McGavick micromanaged EVERY SINGLE THING at Safeco, down to how individual employees answered letters?

Good grief.

That's as bad as the liberals who believe Bush micromanages every single soldier on every base on earth.

Re Cantwell (and Murray for that matter): clearly you've never been on the receiving end of one of their form letters. Hells bells I just got one from Murray the other day; it was so damned generic (and so damned far after the fact) I couldn't even remember WHY I emailed her.

Conduct a little experiment: right now, go send an email letter with one of your concerns to BOTH of the (http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/; http://murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm).

Wait (and wait and wait) to see the responses and then come back and tell us who is missing your "common touch".

Posted by: Cheryl on October 21, 2006 08:39 PM
16. Well, the wife and I already voted for McGavick. Got the ballots in the mail today, filled 'em right out, and sent them in.

Well, at least I hope they get them . . . .

Posted by: Matt from Olympia on October 21, 2006 08:50 PM
17. I hope you added the extra postage! Ours also came today with a WARNING note advising us it will take more than a 1st class stamp to mail it.


Posted by: Cheryl on October 21, 2006 08:56 PM
18. Excellent comment Cheryl!

Posted by: cc on October 21, 2006 09:05 PM
19. Cheryl,
Not only about the postage but to jd as well!

Posted by: cc on October 21, 2006 09:06 PM
20. Got to agree with Cheryl about the form letters. I wote both Cantwell and Murray last summer when the vote on flag burning was imminent.

Finally got a reply from Murray yesterday. It was diifucult to decipher, but after a couple of reads I decided it said she agreed with the sentiment of both the pro and anti flag burning crowds. Wow, such decisiveness.

And back on topic. While I think Cantwell has a moderately decent job since 2000, I just think McGavick is the better candidate.

If only Cantwell had been more forthright about her pro-war votes perhaps she would not have lost this voter's support for her re-election.

I also like that McGavick has not shied away from support of winning this war. He at least understands that you can't win by running away when times are tough.

Posted by: deadwood on October 21, 2006 09:06 PM
21. So while Cant-do-well posts ads about Mike cutting staff at Safeco, aren't y'all just relishing the thought about the same actions happening in DC?

Posted by: PC on October 21, 2006 09:34 PM
22. Isn't it interesting how Maria's latest ad is encouraging everyone to vote RIGHT AWAY. Do you suppose she's worried about losing votes in the coming days as more and more information starts leaking out? Hmmmm.

Posted by: Patrick on October 21, 2006 09:48 PM
23. We blue collar Dems (I drive a Ford, live in Tacoma, and own a gun- don't call me a liberal) noticed that the Times endorsed McGavick, we just just didn't care. We also noticed that the RNC isn't wasting anymore of it's cash on McGavick.


Now if we could just convince BOTH PARTIES to stop shipping our jobs overseas life would be grand.

Posted by: me on October 21, 2006 10:30 PM
24. Wow, you people can't even run for county coroner without F'ing it up:


Candidate for coroner arrested on drug charge
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Times Staff Writer steve.campbell@htimes.com

A candidate for Madison County coroner arrested on a charge of cocaine possession will not withdraw from the race, his attorney said Friday.

Greg Goodwin, a Republican, was arrested Thursday by the Madison-Morgan County Strategic Counterdrug Team after patrol officers stopped him in a vehicle, said Huntsville Police Chief Rex Reynolds.

Goodwin, 38, was booked at the Madison County jail and released on $1,000 bond.
t the time of the traffic stop and initial investigation, Reynolds said, none of the officers or drug investigators were aware that Goodwin was running for public office.

Robert Patterson, Goodwin's attorney, said his client will enter a not guilty plea and not drop his race against four-term incumbent Bobby Berryhill, a Democrat.

Patterson said the date of the preliminary hearing, which will likely take place after the Nov. 7 election, will be announced Monday. Patterson said Goodwin plans a "vigorous defense."

He said Goodwin does not know of the evidence against him.

John Noel, chairman of the Madison County Republican Party, said no attempt will be made to replace Goodwin on the ballot unless he is convicted. "In this party and in this country, people are considered innocent until proven guilty," Noel said.

Replacing Goodwin in the 17 days before the election wouldn't be practical anyway, he said. "The idea of taking him off the ballot just isn't feasible."

Times Staff Writer Wendy Reeves contributed to this report.

Posted by: me on October 21, 2006 11:04 PM
25. So "me", what exactly IS a blue collar democrat? Is that a gun owner who wants to register his weapon? Is it union member who actually believs the crap the union sends him about how "big oil" is buying the election? Or are you just another fool who thinks we "people" here at SP are sheep who follow George and his cronies like zombies the same as you idiots on the left follow the DNC talking points? And where in this state is Madison County anyway? Or do you think all people who don't vote with you are same? And while you are at it explain how GW has ruined your life again.

Yeah, I know what waste such a rant is with these simpletons, but it just grates that these fools just don't seem to get even simple concepts like truth.

Posted by: deadwood on October 21, 2006 11:18 PM
26. And the TNT (Tacoma News Tribune aka Taint Necessarily True) endorses Congressman Reichert....so much for the theory of looking at these paper's endorsements and voting against anything they endorse.............

Posted by: Peaches Marie on October 21, 2006 11:26 PM
27. That's GREAT! We're voting McGavick~

No WAY we'd vote for that home wrecker Can't Do Nothin Well...

Posted by: SP Fan on October 21, 2006 11:34 PM
28. Hold the line Conservative's and R's! Hold the line! We did this in 2004! We need to oust McCain, Graham and Spector, which we have no control over! Hold the line! VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! If there was a true majority we wouldn't have illegal alien's here much more learning in less than 4 hours how to bilk our tax-dollars for food stamps. HOLD THE LINE! VOTE A COMPLETE (R)! We can end Communism! Get off your duffs and go to the polls! Quit relying on the mail! Meet your neighbors at the polls, have fun, celebrate your freedom! And by the way Stefan, I've signed up with Lifelock.com to protect me from your reckless public disclosure's! I'm thinking about small claims court.

Posted by: Peaches Marie on October 21, 2006 11:40 PM
29. Somehow, in Peaches' case, I'm thinking PM means premenstrual.

Posted by: Hinton on October 22, 2006 12:08 AM
30. Patrick (#22),
Maybe she is worried about the divorce files being unsealed. Isn't the hearing on that supposed to be on Tuesday? Got to get those votes in before the news hits the papers!

Posted by: Bill H on October 22, 2006 07:27 AM
31. Did hell just freeze over? The Seattle Times endorsed the two Republicans for the states major races.

Posted by: Jake on October 22, 2006 08:21 AM
32. Hmmm, maybe the joint agreement is going to go away sooner rather than later. If the Times no longer had the PI to compete against on their left, maybe they would move more toward the center to try to increase circulation on the right?

Posted by: Bill H on October 22, 2006 09:03 AM
33. frankly, the endorsement surprised me--

sidebar: so...when the Times/PI "downsizes" and "right-sizes" and "restructures" and "makes difficult layoff choices" it's called "hard business decisions that come with the terrority"

However, in Burner's ad, Mike's layoffs are deemed "evil"--

so which is it, Darcy? what if she had to lay off a clerk/employee at her own hypothetical self-employed business due to rising minimum wages or other cost pressures? remember, she was a 'businesswoman,' right?

"yea, but that's different" ...really...

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on October 22, 2006 09:24 AM
34. Read it and weep liberals: The Seattle Times Editorial board endorses Mike McGavick for U.S. Senate

Posted by: alphabet soup on October 22, 2006 09:54 AM
35. I had a hard time believing it, but the Times has elevated themselves above "dead fishwrapper". This may be an omen for November 7th.

On the other hand, the Pee-Eye is the preeminent "dead fishwrapper" with their endorsement of Darcy Airhead !*!@#!

Posted by: KS on October 22, 2006 10:33 AM
36. Jake@31, your paranoia obviously has kept you from noticing that the Sea Times also endorsed the Republican in the state's major race in 2004, and the Republican for president in 2000 -- thereby placing them to the right of most of their market (western WA).

I disagree with their endorsements, but (unlike many folks here when they endorse a Democrat), I don't attribute it to a vast right-wing conspiracy, just stupidity.

Posted by: Bruce on October 22, 2006 06:00 PM
37. Hey Bruce, don't worry, stupidity can be overcome. Keep reading here and maybe eventually you'll overcome and come around to the Times way of thinking...

Posted by: ajopalm on October 23, 2006 12:35 PM
38. Deadwood (#25): Don't worry, it's Madison County ALABAMA. Huntsville is the home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the Redstone Arsenal.

Beats me why "Me" apparently believes that goings-on in Alabama have some relevance to Washington State politics....

Posted by: Patrick on October 23, 2006 03:28 PM
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