The folks at Sound Politics have pulled together a list of the best and worst of (local) politics and journalism for 2006. If you aren’t from the Seattle region, most of these will be lost on you, but I found it quite amusing.
My personal favorite was this one:
Worst non-elected official: Mrs. Gregoire (our supposed governor, after many recounts and much controversary)
But this one is worth a mention, as a prime example of the mind-set of the local academia:
Worst new word definition that won't make it into Webster's dictionary: Seattle Public Schools entry for 'racism'