From our soon-to-be man-about-town, Dave Seago:
We went with my daughter to see the Pride parade in Seattle, and who should walk into the viewfinder of my camera but Pierce County’s First Couple, John and Connie Ladenburg. Their constituents will be glad to know they behaved themselves. In fact, I think they were in the running for the Squarest Participants trophy.
Judging from the crowd reaction when Gregoire went by – big cheers – and when the Obama contingent went by – even bigger cheers – I will go out on a limb and predict that the governor and Obama will carry Seattle in November. We detected no cheers when the Ladenburgs passed by, but just having a D after the Ladenburg name on the ballot will be sufficient to carry Seattle.
Remaining in political correspondent mode here, I should note that King County Exec Ron Sims was walking the route and hugging everybody in sight. Seattle City Council members paraded on Segways. Oh, and Congressman-for-Life Jim McDermott also marched, looking really old. Isn’t it about time he packed it in?
Apparently the Dino Rossi float broke down on the way to Seattle and couldn’t make it. Back to you, Kim.