In Erik Hidle’s Sunday stories about Commissioner David Madore’s first 90 days in office and the status of his campaign promises, we published in the paper a photograph of Madore and fellow commissioners Tom Mielke and Steve Stuart. Stuart, the lone Democrat, looked like he’s trying to go to his happy place.

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But even better were pics taken by photographer Steven Lane that didn’t make it into the paper. So of course we’ll share them here. We had a few ideas what was going through Big Stu’s mind, based on his expression. For clarity, we’ll just call the first photo “Happy Place” and this¬†next one, which was published online but not in print,¬†“Daggers.”

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Then there’s photo No. 3, or “Gimme a Break.”

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Finally, there’s one that reminds us of the 2010 photo of “Sad Keanu” that went viral. We’ll call this one, “Sad Big Stu.”

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Buck up, Big Stu. Losing builds character.

Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice

I cover Vancouver city government. Reach me at stephanie.rice@columbian.com or 360-735-4508.

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