Chris Crygiel (seattlepi.com):
An avid basketball fan, Mike McGinn used a roundball analogy to describe the rough patches in his first month as mayor.Howie P.S.: Since The Mayor was trained as an attorney, let me opine like this: if the jury has problems with your "style" it's hard to win your case, regardless of how strong it is.
McGinn reiterated that thought laying out specific goals for the first 100 days was not the way to go.
"We've announced...very big goals. Reforming education, a light rail ballot measure, walking, biking and transit - transforming our transportation system, more neighborhood planning...On each of these goals we've been taking incremental steps....we're going to try to make sure that we're positioning ourselves to think long term," he said. "I think at the end of the day...I'm not going to be judged on my hair cut or my beard... I think we're going to be judged by how well we did by working on issues that fundamentally affect jobs, the economy, social equity and sustainability."