You may recall the website whattheheckhasobamadonesofar.com (there’s also the R-rated version here) that was launched back in 2010 by Barack Obama supporters to remind people of the president’s accomplishments.
Now, just as Seattle’s mayoral race kicks into high gear, two Seattleites are doing the same to show their support for Mayor Mike McGinn.
Inspired by the aforementioned Obama website, Graham Klym and Andrew Cole just debuted wtfhasmcginndone.com to show people exactly what McGinn has done in his three-and-a-half years at the city’s perch.
The website is pretty simple. You can click through each accomplishment of McGinn’s, which includes a link to a news story that goes into more detail. The buttons offer clever phrases like “I could do that in my sleep,” or “Big deal. What else?” or “I’m unimpressed.”
We came across a couple GeekWire links: One about the city’s plans to develop an ultra-fast broadband network with Gigabit Squared, and another regarding the Earth’s “greenest building” in Capitol Hill:
Klym, an executive assistant at Perkins Coie, said he met Cole, a software developer, through Seattle’s pinball community. The two are big fans of McGinn and just wanted to develop a creative way to show their support.
“I’ve run into a lot of misinformation about how effective Mayor McGinn has been,” Klym told GeekWire. “I wanted to create an easy, fast, fun way to share accomplishments and sources with as many people as possible. The WTF Obama folks had a brilliant template for it, so we couldn’t help ourselves to model our site after theirs.”
Currently, there are about 25-35 links up on the website but the Klym said there will be around 70 after a big update coming shortly. There’s also a Twitter account created for the website.
“The Mayor’s in a tough re-election battle, but he’s been an incredible, productive, progressive advocate for the city and its citizens,” Klym said. “This is our opportunity to share that with folks who may not be paying such close attention to what he’s acheived.”
Previously on GeekWire: Seattle launches new initiative to support entrepreneurs, hoping to build a startup kingdom