Yesterday was the last day the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was printed. It will continue online, but of course, that’s not the same. It’s not the same even for readers outside of Seattle who have read the P-I almost exclusively online anyway, because the online content of the online-only version won’t be the same as the online copy of the print version. For one thing, the “editorial page” won’t be the same, as the P-I’s editorial board notes.
It was the editorial board, and in particular, Mark Trahant, who generously offered to publish my premiere blog post as a guest column in the Seattle P-I opinions section, last Mother’s Day. The Seattle P-I has been a long-time proponent of fiscal responsibility and of efforts to educate and involve the public in the issue–such as via the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour. The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour’s visit to the Seattle P-I in November 2006 was captured on podcast (I think a first for the Tour) as well as by 60 Minutes (also a first for the Tour).
I want to thank Mark Trahant and the Seattle P-I for being so dedicated and involved in the important fiscal policy challenges facing our nation, and for being so supportive of my own little effort via this blog. I hope to keep working with Mark in the future (maybe I’ll learn how to write poetry from him), but I understand how it can’t be exactly the same… and I will greatly miss the Seattle P-I.