Seattle's No. 1 talk host Dori Monson (KIRO m-f, 12-3p) and Sytman & Boze (KTTH m-f,5-9a) told listeners Thursday the "far left haters" who dominate Seattle were making themselves and all of us look bad.
(Wow, we thought, that sounds terrible! Then we wondered why- if Dori is Seattle's No.1 talk host- does he hate Seattle so much?).
Seems when President Bush came to Bellevue for his fat cat/big bucks shakedown for the endangered Rep. Dave Reichert last week, Seahawks Matt Hasselbeck and Mack Strong presented the No.1 Lovable Fuck-up with Hawk jersey No.43 in a touching opportunity of the photographic kind.
It was the White House's idea, according to P-I sporting columnist Jim Moore. Hasselbeck and Strong were but fleshy decor who came with the charred tuna sushi in the pricey fête raising dough for the Sheriff and hoping to plump up Bush's 31% approval rating like a Ballpark frank.
Turns out the huge "national backlash" from all "the haters," which Dori ejaculated about so vociferously wasn't huge, and it wasn't national. Matter of fact, the tsunami of "haters" disgusting the nation and making Seattle look just awful were actually some commenters in the PI's Big Blog, on a story originally written about the jersey presentation in puff-release style.
The story was amped-up by Moore in Thursday's paper who quoted the perplexed Seahawks who were amazed at the reaction.
"Why would people care about what we do as far as going to see the president and giving him a Seahawks jersey?" asked Strong.
If you have to ask that, Mack, maybe it's because you only read the sports section, or listen to Dori Monson. In the rarified world of the athletic elite, folks might not have noticed the deep animus for this most despised president in 30 years. For you, a jersey may be just a jersey; and a presidential invitation is just a PR noogie, and photo op. But in the big world outside the special one you live in, some 70% of the country- not just Seattleites- are "haters" by Dori Monson standards who are really angry about the dilly of a pickle Bush has gotten us into.
Despite the talk hosts' insincerity on the so-called issue, and that it was but an hour's worth of show biz, it graphically demonstrates how deep the anger is for Bush.
Even these football fans are pissed off. They're not the "far left" as neocon Bush flacks like Monson, Sytman & Boze, O'Reilly, and Limbaugh claim- these are regular Americans reacting to the disastrous deceit, arrogance, and incompetence with which this unsuitable president has governed.
(The visit backfired on Reichert. Even though he raised near half a million bucks at the high ticket affair, his opponent Darcy Burner used the occasion to raise an astonishing 120k in a few days from an impressive number of small donors via the Net. The drive essentially drove Sen. Rodney Tom, her primary opponent, out of the race. He withdrew Weds.)