Jul 12, 2010

The Return of the Candidate, or Dino Rossi and the Potluck of Doom

It was back to the future for me tonight as I photographed GOP candidate Dino Rossi at the Malin's house in Seaview. Two years ago when he was making his second unsuccessful run at the governors seat I photographed him at the same location, in a similar sorta event. This time however he is making a run at Senator Murray's seat.
So as not to give the appearance of duplication I tried to get some different sorta stuff from last time. Not sure how successful I was though as it was your basic meet, greet, speak, eat event.

Wish I was about two feet taller on this one so I could've gotten the tent out of the background... It's times like these that I wish I had like Inspector Gadget springy shoes or something

This was perhaps the most unusually interesting two minutes of the night as this guy, Stan Blunt, got kicked out for trying to pass out flyers about Rossi's stance on illegal immigrants. Upon being asked to leave he tried yelling a few things, which were ignored by the candidate but caught a few eyes and ears on the way out.

After getting the people listening intently pix and him speaking above I found this one of a younger person looking very much like a younger person at a political potluck.

On a side note, I was accompanied at the event by our summer intern Maddie Dickerson (whom I really should've gotten a pic of). We had a good laugh over a comment made randomly by someone who said she looked like a Murray supporter. I guessed it was the dress slacks she was sporting, very liberal you know...

Anyway, look for some these on the front page this week,



Anonymous said...

Damian, great photos. Thank you so much.

I do have one correction. I asked the man to leave because of his rude manners. He was not from Pacific County... he came to my home and did not greet me or ask if I minded if he handed out his flyers. I do not know him and he is not a resident of our community. Anyone else, would have greeted the host and asked before doing such a thing. He was angry and upsetting my other guests. Further, he uses the immigration issue to mask some very ugly bigotry and racism. I don't tolerate those kinds of people in my home. So I requested he leave my private property.

Anonymous said...

lol, Potluck of Doom?! Really Damian.. wait until you get a load of next year's Apocalypse Picnic Redux. And I will set up the ladder for you! Seriously, we love your photos. Thanks much for being so great about covering the event... even if we are on different sides of the political fence.