I am having difficulty wrapping my mind around the concept of Krist Novoselic as the next Lieutenant Governor of Washington. I remember when Jason and I went to Olympia, years ago, to protest the Erotic Music Act (which was later found to be unconstitutional). Krist was there, earnestly speaking to the media, and we all thought he was great for doing it — because despite his celebrity, he didn’t seem entirely comfortable with speaking in front of the cameras. He was awkward in his speech, but he clearly believed in the cause and was not there for publicity but because he thought it was the right thing to do. (And since then, he has continued to work for causes he believes in.)
I guess I can’t imagine him as a politician in a suit, because politicians — even the ones I generally agree with — are so slick, and polished, and cynical, and I just can’t imagine that Krist may morph (or has?) into someone like that. I hope he’s still the same as he was, only older and wiser, and that running for office won’t turn him into just another politician. We have plenty of those already.
I will probably vote for him, though, if for no other reason than that day in Olympia, more than 10 years ago.