Must mean it’s election night, and our work as journalists greasing the wheels of democracy has paid off in greasy food.
I covered the closely watched PUD race — an unexpected blowout — and correctly wrote that the money would tell the story of the state Legislature races. (Campaign spending fascinates me more than most, but I did overhear a couple discussing the numbers I put together on local races one weekend afternoon at a winery.)
But voting is just one side effect of democracy. Swallow the pill and you’re bound to get cases of alleged election law violations — the pre-existing condition behind much of the PUD commissioners’ bickering.
Another side effect is the sheer passion for the process, of course:
Let’s turn now to international issues: I recently spent a good deal of time on the phone with the good folks of Longview, Alberta, whose courtesy was greater than the view from their windows facing west.
And in sports: My first time in the press box begot a nailbiter from a local team otherwise guaranteed a loss.
Kelso wins coin toss and will kick it first. Fog picking up. pic.twitter.com/zBZDCOUDka
— Brooks Johnson (@readbrooks) November 1, 2014