Friday Funny: The Committee To Save Big Ugly Things

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels has produced a spoof political ad to mock the preservation of the city's controversial Alaskan Way Viaduct, although he may run into ethics violations for using a City Hall production crew.

"After watching Mayor Greg Nickels' funny anti-Alaskan Way Viaduct campaign video, featuring the Committee to Save Big Ugly Things, you'll likely agree he's on to something: a novel way to campaign for a pet project while skirting election laws, although he may wind up facing an ethics complaint this week. It turns out the mayor's office used a City Hall production crew to make the video. An election to determine the fate of the viaduct is expected in November, and the mayor wants it replaced with a tunnel."

Full Story: A Big Ugly Ethics Violation?


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