For years, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown has posted 33 rpm album covers in her office as an indicator of the legislative mood.
With an eye to the political arm-wrestling between Seattle and Olympia over how to replace the multi-billion dollar Alaskan Way Viaduct (another elevated freeway? A tunnel? `Tunnel Lite?’), here’s Brown’s rewrite of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”:
“I’ve looked at the Viaduct from both sides now
from north and south
but still somehow
It’s the tunnel’s illusions that I recall
But we really can’t afford it