We just got word that 8th District challenger Darcy Burner will appear on KUOW's Weekday with Steve Scher, Monday from 9-10a, but getting Rep. Dave Reichert to appear with her has again proved futile.
Even though Reichert says "I've had people have pointed guns at me," this isn't the first time Reichert has chickened out and ducked Burner in such forums. His handlers have kept him away from venues where his and the smarticulate upstart's aptitudes can be compared by voters side by side.
KUOW producers will cobble together a "virtual Dave" for Darcy to debate using tape from his past interviews and an old stuffed shirt they'll prop up in a chair. The canned mock-up couldn't be more boring than having him in studio.
Media analysts say that a problem Reichert has with the medium of radio is that audiences can't see Reichert's hair (it's magnificent) which, unfortunately for 8th District voters, is about 67% of the candidate's total package.
"Just listening to him, you'd think he was a football coach, not a congressman," said media critic Edgar "Choch" Manana, of the Bellevue American.