On October 25, Lynne Varner wrote an editorial, Silas Potter's alleged criminal enterprise, that appeared in the Ed Cetera section of the Seattle Times opinion page.
To her great credit, Ms Varner often engages with her readers in the comments threads that appear at the end of the online versions of Seattle Times articles. We don't see this from the other Times Editorial staff - at least not nearly as much as Ms Varner does it. A few readers used the comments to challenge Ms Varner's perspective on the Board's role. Ms Varner responded indicating that she was interested in continuing the dialogue. She committed to answering some challenging questions I posed (I write under the name coolpapa in the online Comments of the Seattle Times).
Ms Varner could not return to the thread before it was automatically closed by the Seattle Times, so I have created this thread here for the exclusive purpose of continuing that dialogue. I'm going to enforce that. I will remove any off-topic comments. The ball is in Ms Varner's court. I am saving this space for her to continue the dialogue with her answers to the questions. Let's see what she has to say.