Missed opportunity

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, rumored to be a prime presidential candidate in 2016 if Mitt Romney falls short this year, swung by Snohomish County on Thursday to meet with local Republicans and for a private fundraiser.

Christie departed from the county after the fundraiser — a sure sign that no one thought to mention to the plus-size governor that the Everett Sausage Festival begins today.

Not on our planes: Using cellphones aboard airliners is permissible, if expensive, elsewhere in the world, but there’s no great desire in the United States, on the part of the airline industry — or, allegedly, its customers — to allow in-flight wireless calls.

Apparently, phone calls would present an intolerable affront to the elegance of today’s air travel experience: the kid kicking the back of your seat, the semi-fetid air, the Chris Christie-size guy crammed into the seat next to you, the three-hour waits on the tarmac.

Now reporting from AAA Seattle: Their regular season ended Wednesday, but the Seattle Mariners now move on to postseason play — the 17 ex-Mariners, many of whom were busts or washouts here — on playoff-bound teams, that is.

Predicted headline on Oct. 5, 2013: “3-Run Triple by Chone Figgins Clinches Playoff Berth for (insert team other than M’s here).

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Feb. 22

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Bill would give state initiative law needed tweak

The bill would require paid signature gatherers to provide names and other information to the state.

Parker: If Congress won’t act, state, local officials should

Until we can help troubled souls, we can make it harder for them to get weapons of war.

Milbank: Putin’s ‘troll farm’ uses ‘useful idiots’ to do his work

And Trump, desperate to prove “NO COLLUSION,” is turning out to be the most useful idiot of all.

Slient majority must oppose the NRA

While I am sitting here contemplating just what happened recently in Parkland,… Continue reading

FDA e-cigarette rules unfair to small businesses

I own four retail vape shops called Galaxy Vapors. We are a… Continue reading

Can moderates find a way to curb gun violence?

Once again a horrible, horrific and cowardly act at a Florida high… Continue reading

Wasn’t lottery supposed to pay for schools?

I am so pissed (as many are) about rising property taxes. Last… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Feb. 21

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Most Read