Politicians Get Wild for Ragtag Alt-Weekly Audience

october 21, 2004  02:28 pm
Willamette Week co-sponsored Candidates Gone Wild!, an event that allowed candidates for Portland City Council, mayor and the 1st Congressional District to set aside substance for shtick. The politicians participated in a talent show, sat through satirical short films and weathered a Q&A session filled with hard-hitting questions that Oregonian news writer Douglas Perry contends, "would make Bob Schieffer pass out." That aside, Perry judges the event an "aggressively issues-free evening" attended by an audience that "views the popular 'Girls Gone Wild' videos as a wholesome tradition."