Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Best and Worst of 2006 in local politics

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'

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.