August 6, 2006


Cantwell challenger adds quixotic flavor to campaign (Alex Fryer, 8/05/06, Seattle Times)

Before attorney Hong Tran decided to challenge for the Democratic nomination — blasting Cantwell's vote to authorize force in Iraq at every turn — she considered running against , a longtime Seattle liberal with strong anti-war views.

McDermott wasn't an effective congressman, Tran reasoned, and he doesn't do enough to help poor people.

Tran doesn't see the paradox of courting Iraq war critics in her contest against Cantwell while also criticizing McDermott's record. Both politicians talk more than they act, she said, and both have been disappointments.

Confidence, Tran doesn't lack. It's money and support that seem a little thin.

Ah, the new Democrats--not only is Maria Cantwell too conservative, so's Jin McDermott?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 6, 2006 8:33 AM

I love the little suns. They're not in the original article, where did they come from and where can we get some?

Posted by: erp at August 6, 2006 9:33 AM

erp: Click the link at the bottom of the popup window for more info.

Posted by: PapayaSF at August 6, 2006 12:40 PM

Wow. Thanks. The things one learns while eschewing face-to-face contact with one's fellows. Sure as heck there's nobody in these parts knows bubkas about these little stars.

Can you insert any name, I wonder? This will keep me amused for who knows how many more baseball blogs.

Posted by: erp at August 6, 2006 3:52 PM