Just in case you are completely sick of everything and anything related to the viaduct vote, we will share our thoughts, plus all the latest cool analysis links, after the jump:
OUR THOUGHTS: We’re happy, of course, having been with the majority this time. We think it’s a promising sign that a “campaign” dominated by Greg Vs. Gregoire will end with Greg Hugging Gregoire (And Ron) in Olympia today. We would bet good cash money that “Repair and Prepare” eventually will win the day. And that after tying himself to the detested tunnel (and not showing up in power-outage-crippled neighborhoods after the storm to at least say he felt our pain), West Seattle’s Most Famous Politician will not win Term 3. You heard it here almost-first.
EVERYBODY ELSE’S THOUGHTS: Slog has play-by-play from the biggest “Election Night” party … Danny Westneat (affectionately) calls us voters “belligerent” … The official Times editorial declares the vote a “goofy answer” to a “goofy question” … Transit fans say more’s on the way … How come every newspaper article quoting somebody from West Seattle finds only pro-elevated WSers? … Well, at least a lot of us voted … Out in the blogosphere, Dan agrees with us re: Hizzoner’s future … Sound Politics finds a way to crunch the numbers and declare replacement-a-duct the winner … Thoughtful take from Will.