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Updated 8/1/11

Mark's campaign website has been updated recently, particularly new information in the ideas and reforms section relating to the proposal for hand re-counts in randomly selected precincts.

A Note from Mark:

Unfortunately, given the pitiful state of journalism in the Seattle area, I may not be participating in certain media inquiries about my campaign for this election should they take place. My decision whether to participate or not, should I be asked questions or for a statement (and that's definitely not sure), will be made on a case-by-case basis for this reason: it's not fair that the media should be biased towards my director of elections campaign all year long and then suddenly, at the last minute, they need a quip or two to make it appear like they are fair. No, if they are going to be unfair, generally, then I'm not going to fall for their "Trojan Horse" like I unwisely did with the King County Bamboozler League, a.k.a. Muni League.

I have become wary of the hack ratings, writing, and general disrespect towards non-establishment candidates or those candidates not affiliated with big parties or big money interests. This is not usual for elections when I'm only invited to a couple or so forums, not invited to editorial boardrooms, radio programs and so forth. On another August 1st, in 2009, a Times reporter's writing on a statement that I made was so poorly written (even though technically accurate), that it made my statement look about 90 degrees different than the truth and had the effect of making me look unimpressive. Whether this was intentional or not, I don't know, but there's an old saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

- by Mark Greene

Circus News:

Nobody with more than a shred of curiosity about politics cares about the King County Muni League's ratings. Their collection of Establishment hacks and wannabees sitting in judgment of a candidate is no more defining of someone's credibility than any dozen or so random people who may draw conclusions on any particular matter, and for all we know given the mysteriousness of their proceedings, they may not even need a democratic vote to put their ratings on the books, let alone jury-like unanimity for the best or worst rating. Such as, it matters little to us if some council candidate wants to colonize space, as if NASA never thought about it, but when that candidate has a Master's degree in Accounting, regardless of what the Muni League thinks, that candidate should be rated qualified to sit on any county council in the nation barring some extraordinary reason why not. This is just one more example of the Muni League's arrogance in serving up "unqualifieds" to those that don't toe the Establishment line. If "Honest Abe" was around to see all this, he probably would have been wise enough not to have participated in this circus. Speaking of circuses, see our recent 2 essays, including "Post Script," in Carnival about the league.

[revised on 8/2/11]


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Disclaimer: Dean Logan is an ex-director of King County Elections and the predecessor to the present incumbent (both appointed by ex-executive Ron Sims).

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