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Sausage Links, beer for thought edition

Is beer the sleeper issue of the 2008 election? The folks at FiveThirtyEight seem to think so. Apparently, Cindy McCain's company, Hensley & Co., is set to make at least a million bucks from InBev's takeover of Anheuser Busch — a merger which Sen. Barack Obama called a "shame" and which has already sparked some antitrust interest. ...


Is beer the sleeper issue of the 2008 election? The folks at FiveThirtyEight seem to think so. Apparently, Cindy McCain's company, Hensley & Co., is set to make at least a million bucks from InBev's takeover of Anheuser Busch — a merger which Sen. Barack Obama called a "shame" and which has already sparked some antitrust interest. ...

Meanwhile, David Goldstein at Horse's Ass has an interesting take on the flood of special interest money going into the state Supreme Court races. And here's more judicial coverage. (Hat tip to Chris Mulick) ...

Pint-sized oops: Despite what an unfortunate campaign button might suggest — Barack Obama is not running with foot-tapping U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho. ...

Raise your glass: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson gets the nod of approval from the folks at the News Tribune. ...

Beer money: The Seattle Times editorial board says voters should hold the City Council accountable for adding more taxes to the ballot despite the lousy economy. ...

Headed for the garbage: As Seattle mulls its automated toilet problem, Snohomish County has decided to sell its fleet of expensive but unused garbage trucks. ...

Party crasher: Now that it's on the ballot, Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Joel Connelly says he will be voting against the assisted suicide measure. ...

Party drug: Eric Earling at Sound Politics says the new Public Disclosure Commission Web site is "crack for political junkies." ...

Party house: The governor's mansion in Olympia turns 100 this week. ...

And finally, Oregon Republican candidate Matt Lindland is ready to kick butt and take names in the Legislature, if elected. But for now, he's doing plenty of ass-kicking in his day job as a mixed martial arts fighter. ...

Clark Fredricksen is a Crosscut staff writer. You can reach him at clark.fredricksen@crosscut.com.


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