By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly
Last Thursday, my blog irked two Asian American supporters of Rob McKenna’s governor race. Within the first hour of the Northwest Asian Weekly hitting the streets, the two showed up at our door.
“What’s this?” one said in an emotional tone, referring to my headline, “Bill Bryant, not Rob McKenna?” Bryant is president of the Port of Seattle Commission and McKenna is the attorney general.
“What?” I shot back.
“Is this an endorsement?” he asked, with tension in his eyes.
I could not believe what I heard. A sophisticated man cannot distinguish between an endorsement and a little jab?
“It’s an observation of the reaction some people had after Bryant’s speech on the Port of Seattle’s four critical historical moments — that he should run for governor,” I said. Bryant is running for re-election for the Port.
The headline got him.
And it’s nothing personal. I just want folks to read it. My explanation calmed him down.
Actually, I appreciate people who disagree with me face-to-face rather than whispering behind my back. (end)