He speaks of John Curley, "the quintessential Local Celebrity," as The Seattle Times once described him. The erstwhile teevee host cum radio blabbermeister is the slightly-more-than- occasional host of his own show on KIROFM (m-f, 7-11p).
Curley lives in the 5th legislative district, a very red (conservative) district. And true to form, he's already busy voting no on public works, and taking food out of the mouths of widders and ophans. (Sounds like the beginnings of a Republican political career to us).
With redistricting ripening by the end of the year, the 8th District is rife for change. It's ostensibly a good place for someone to be if they're Republican and up-and-coming.
Someone could leap into the County Council breach if Reagan Dunn goes for either Attorney General or Dave Reichert's congressional seat (once held by Dunn's mother, Nancy Reagan). Jay Rodne, a 5th District state rep is said to be eying the AG job too, and the Senator Cheryl Pflug is said to be stepping down. (Can't see Curley with all that local star-power going for an office as pedestrian, lowly, and ill-paid as state rep, though).
Curley shows up when he shows up for his evening radio gig and through the snark and the silliness, sounds more and more political.
Resented his radio cohorts who are hanging desperately onto fewer and fewer jobs, Curley flaunts his radio opportunity by showing disdain for listeners or not showing up at all.
On teevee, Curley's reportedly has been naked on-air; let himself be chewed on by goats and peed in his pants (he told The Times it wasn't intentional). These are all great experiences for a career in public service (except politicians should get accustomed to being peed on).
Problem for us is, if he goes into politics, John Curley will more than likely displace someone more serious, with more brains, pith and feck. Just as he has with his phony radio career.