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Ancient artifacts seem like big diversion from real Seattle tunnel problems

KIRO Radio's Dori Monson says that a search for ancient artifacts is just a diversion for the real problems with the Seattle tunnel project. (WSDOT Photo)

Taken from Friday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

So the latest in the Seattle tunnel project, they're going to drill a bunch of test holes and see if they run into any Indian artifacts.

Boy, that sounds awfully convenient to me, that if they somehow find an Indian artifact - maybe something they bought at Archie McPhee's last week that they throw in that hole - then all of a sudden the whole project stops, not because of design errors or because of incompetency or mechanical problems, but they stop the project for the most politically correct of reasons: because they've run into Indian artifacts.

I'm not buying this.

If they find Indian artifacts, I think it's a big, huge diversion from the real problems that they've created.

And why now? Why didn't they do a bunch of test holes before they started a multi-billion dollar project to see if they hit any artifacts? Why wouldn't they have done all their due diligence for artifacts from the get go.

Also, this is a very politically incorrect point that I'm going to make it here: I don't get the whole thing with Indian artifacts.

So a bunch of stuff was left in the ground. I'm sorry. Every single culture of every single generation has left stuff in the ground, and the fact that they could stop a multi-billion dollar project is ridiculous.

Unfortunately, we can't get anybody on from the Seattle Tunnel Partners or the Washington State Department of Transportation on the show. The tunnel people are apparently too busy to come on. Busy with what? Nothing's happening. How are you too busy?

Taken from Friday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

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