Schrammie: Chris Hansen's total disregard for Seattle bureaucracy

SEATTLE -- It's not the Seattle way.

The Seattle way is supposed to be commissions, lots of studies and blue ribbon panels.

The Seattle way is consensus.

So if Chris Hansen would step back from the foul line, I'd like him to come on down.

Prancing into Seattle without so much as a survey tucked into his portfolio, Chris Hansen - bemoaning the loss of the Sonics - decided Seattle should have an NBA franchise.

Putting his money where his mouth is, he quietly met with elected officials to put a deal together.

For every obstacle, he offered a solution.

He met concerns with compromise.

But where was the process?

Where was the muddled quagmire of bureaucracy?

Who does Chris Hansen think he is blowing into town and leading a successful charge to achieve something without succumbing to bureaucratic protocol?

Sure, he's paying for traffic improvements.

Sure, he's paying to fix up KeyArena.

Sure, he's not putting taxpayers on the hook for a new stadium.

Sure, he's buying the beer tomorrow night.

But Chris Hansen obviously has no respect for the plodding, lumbering, time consuming, energy draining tradition of how things are done.

And for that reason, Chris Hansen should take a bow, because this "Schrammie" is for him.


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