It’s a political chess match between the Initiative King and the KOMO King.
Tim Eyman was happy to have received a second Schrammie Award from KOMO commentator Ken Schram. The Schrammie is an anti-award that Schram gives to people he thinks have screwed up or done something horrible.
Eyman won last year for celebrating the demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He offered it up for auction and raised $1,000 for his organization.
He planned to do the same with this new award, presented for his quick filing of initiatives to repeal the tax increases passed this week. But Schram has said he won’t give Eyman an actual bobblehead because he doesn’t want him to make money by auctioning it off.
Timmy, you’re a scoundrel.
And while you’re being awarded the “Schrammie,” you’ll not take possession of it.
Instead, the bobble head will reside on the balcony outside the KOMO 4 newsroom for all to see; a reminder of your self-serving, transparent ways.
But hey, take a bow anyway.
Because this “Schrammie” is for you.
(Conflict of interest alert: News Tribune Publisher David Zeeck is also a Schrammie winner and we have it displayed in our lobby trophy case.)
Not to be trumped, Eyman is announcing an auction for an “Invisible Schrammie.” Wrote Eyman in announcing the auction: “Along with the empty box containing the ‘Invisible’ Schrammie, the top bidder will be given a framed certificate of authenticity autographed by the 14 co-sponsors of Initiative 1053, as well as dinner out with Eyman and a few other initiative supporters.”
MORNING UPDATE: Tim Eyman reports that state senator and U.S. Senate candidate Don Benton has started the bidding with $100.