In a small win for Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, the state today asked outside experts to study the mayor's proposal for a four-lane Alaskan Way Tunnel... Gov. Christine Gregoire and state legislative leaders gave the project's expert review panel a Feb. 13 deadline -- about a week before ballots are sent to city residents for an all-mail advisory vote.
It's far too soon for anyone to call it even a small win for the Mayor.
It could well be the knock-out punch.
The Governor is a lawyer and has much experience in trials.
The very first thing they teach you in law school about trial work is "Never ask a question of a witness unless you know the answer."