Here’s one of them, Mr. David Plouffe, aka the architect behind what may have been the most tightly run campaign in the modern era (and arguably the only truly modern campaign, in terms of its full-throated embrace of technology). He was in town talking to the Amazonians to promote his new book. In the meantime, he dropped a bit of the knowledge. If you like learning from smart people, he’s a pretty good person to start with.
Archive for May 13th, 2009
Every month, the dynamic, smart, and ready-for-action interns at the WA Bus organize ShortBus, the Bus’s all-ages political throwdown. In April, ShortBus attendees not only made superfly Bus shirts (sneak preview right here), but they asked other young people why they support Initiative 100, the No New Jail initiative. What did they say? Well, see for yourself!
It has also come to the Bus’s attention that Joseph (Jim) Jones, of Dipset, is no longer the Editorial Page editor at the Seattle Times.
Without Jim Jones at the helm, it’s unclear what direction the Times editorial page will take. Will a Jim Jones-less Times have quite as much swagger as it potentially could? Only time will tell.
Let us reiterate: neither Joseph (Jim) Jones nor James (Jim) Vesely will be the editor the Seattle Times Editorial Page at the end of this week.
Let us put this national confusion behind us.
James (Jim) Vesely, long-time Seattle Times editorial page editor is riding off into the journalistic sunset. Vesely, who many regard as the primary driver behind the Times’ consistently conservative editorial bent, is wrapping up an 18-year career at the Times.
We wish Jim well (naturally), and we’re also very curious to see what the reprecussions of his departure might mean to the local political scene. Newspaper endorsements are not the end-all/be-all of determining elections outcomes, but it’s certainly a big deal. With the P-I losing much of its clout as the editorial board on the left, one could hope that the Times will take up a centrist mantle and be responsive to candidates from both ends of the political spectrum.