With a seemingly new low in tactics this past election season, many of you won’t be surprised to find that there were several “worsts,” but you may be surprised to find that there were some “bests.”
o the average citizen, the job of mayor looks easy. It’s not. It’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No vacations, and time with your family is rare. It’s a job you can’t really appreciate unless you have done it.
With interviews over several months with the candidates, others close to the campaigns, and with an educated guess or two, we can take readers behind the political veil — and take a closer look at this historical election.
This is the second column of election picks as selected by a consensus of my political experts. As always, if they are wrong, they can be replaced by other experts who might be just as wrong. But it is fun anyway.
While the tone had already been set a few weeks ago, those who wanted some sizzle added to the race for Federal Way mayor got it last week at the first public debate between candidates State Rep. Skip Priest and City Councilman Jim Ferrell.
“Money makes the world go around, the world go around.” So sings Joel Grey in the movie “Cabaret,” set in 1930s Berlin. Eight decades later, it is still true, but in today’s governmental parlance, it’s the “budget” that makes the world go around.