Stefan Sharkansky, David Goldstein, and David Postman (3 bearded Jewish bloggers, two of whom are pictured above) will join Robert Mak on Upfront, KING-5's fine, too brief, local issues TV magazine, Sunday at 9:30a; and on Northwest Cable News at 8p.
They will discuss, among other things, the hottest of hot Seattle political buzz: that the spectacularly fired former prosecutor, moderate Republican John McKay might run against Rep. Jim McDermott.
We've been saying for years, now, that the Democrats should've challenged Sunny Jim before he blows up somehow or the Republicans get someone humanoid to give him a race.
McKay is more than merely humanoid, he's a local rock star, especially after limelighted nationally as a principled, heroic professional who stood up to dark forces in the corrupt Bush administration.
He looks Kennedy-esque, and is as liberal as most Dems around here.
McDermott is tired or lazy and definitely past his pull-date. He hasn't brought much to the 7th District save some embarrassing headlines and predictable bloviation in recent decades.
Pollster Stu Elway told the PI, "Statewide, moderate Republicans are the only ones who win," Elway said. "Moderate Republicans can win statewide offices the further-right candidates don't. Look at the candidates they ran, except for Dino, that they ran for a generation- they were all to the right and they all got clobbered."
But in Seattle and the new party primary, McKay could get nominated and be a formidable candidate against McDermott.
Blogger Sharkansky is a self-proclaimed libertarian and moderate
Republican, and a leading light in a dragging party nearly gone dark.
He has a special problem with the prospect of McKay running.
He despises him- a Sound Politics commenteer makes the point:
"McKay should have lost his job right after our fraudulent election. He DID NOT DO HIS JOB. In fact he should be thoroughly investigated himself for complicity in electoral fraud. He should be prosecuted if he aided and abetted electoral fraud.
Firing? At this late time firing was too easy on McKay. At best he was incompetent, at worst he was criminally complicit.
Stefan was part of the now-exposed 2004 GOP effort to pressure Bush-appointed prosecutors like McKay to investigate so-called voter fraud in Democratic elections. He doggedly blames McKay for not arriving at his own foregone conclusions that Governor Gregoire had somehow stolen the election.
It would be too deliciously ironic if McKay who was so roundly castigated by Republicans, turned out to be their next Great White Hope.