In our first foray into politics, Inland 360 reached out to candidates running for city council or mayor in Lewiston, Clarkston, Moscow and Pullman. We asked each candidate to choose one of the following: favorite song, album, book, author, movie or TV show and tell readers why they like it in 50 words or less. We also asked for a photo. Below are the first responses. We will run others as we receive them in the Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 editions.
Does this count as educating yourself about the candidates? Um, no. This is an entertainment magazine. Please read a real newspaper to learn about the issues these candidates feel passionate about. We the people depend on you.
Tony Poston, running for Pullman City Council Post. No. 6
Favorite Movie: “ ‘The Sandlot.’
I think I was meant to grow up in the early ’60’s. The community feel is so awesome. Fourth of July parade, pie baking contest, a community pool and bunch of kids trying to figure it out; really reminds (me) of Pullman. I could watch that movie every day.”
Jim Boland, running for Moscow City Council
Favorite Book: “Infinite Jest,” by David Foster Wallace
“My current favorite book is ‘Infinite Jest,’ by David Foster Wallace. It is the most riveting, thought provoking, and darkly humorous thing I think I have ever read! Mr. Wallace was clearly one of the best of his generation!”
Kathleen Warren, running for Clarkston mayor
Favorite TV show: “The West Wing”
“Besides being hugely entertaining, ‘The West Wing’ was very educational in that it taught us about how government should work. The combination of fun and serious situations in each episode made it easy to watch and kept me coming back for more.”