The folks at King County Elections have a habit of throwing temper tantrums when the news coverage is something other than obsequious praise for the Elections office.
Aug. 3 : Spokeswoman Bobbie Egan confesses to once having:
a very embarrassing altercation between me and the news director who sent me the text to the audio to prove their coverage was fair and unbiasedOct. 10: Egan didn't approve of this article, and snidely e-mailed her colleagues:
Keith is filling in for Sharon Chan while she is on vacation in China for the next two weeks. Keith enjoys writing stories about King County Elections staff taking vacations and plans to write a story about Jim Buck's long-planned anniversary vacation. ... When asked, Keith said he would consider writing a story about Sharon Chan's vacation to China.Egan later added:
Forgive the sarcasm... I do not care if [Ervin] reads this e-mail through a public records request.Assume that he just did.
Oct. 12: Voter registration clerk Michael Busick spent his work day complaining to Ervin about the Buck vacation article and composing an angry letter to the editor. [Is that what the taxpayers pay voter registration staff to do? I rather doubt it.]
Nov. 16: Egan complains:
The Seattle Times article is unbalanced ... Makes you wonder if the paper purposefully omitted parts of the story ... my recommendation is that we use the Canvassing Board as a forum to correct misinformation and unbalanced reporting.(As it turns out, serving as a propaganda agency is not among the Canvassing Board's statutory duties).
These people sound almost as bad as Spiro Agnew.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at May 09, 2007 12:01 PM | Email This