Peter Jackson, son of Scoop and a former speechwriter for Governors Locke and Gregoire, sent out a press release this morning announcing that he'll be tying the knot by year's end with one Laurie Ann Werner, whom Jackson classifies as "a diehard bachelorette" who "finally yielded to the years-long pleas of her consort, Peter Jackson."
Jackson's strong jaw lines are soon to be wed.
Having gotten to know Jackson, who describes himself as "a longtime pauper and underemployed writer" (he contributes occasionally to Crosscut), quite well during our respective tenures in Sen. Maria Cantwell's Campaign 2000 war room, I can attest to the fact that his "official" announcement has its tongue planted firmly in cheek. The forty-something Jackson, while still a gorgeous, virile man with strong jaw lines, has long been as diehard a bachelor as Werner is a bachelorette.
Want proof that PJ's just funnin'?In the release, Werner is quoted as saying: "It's true that I long for another decade to hang with my drinking buddies. It's going to be okay, right? I'm just picturing a Woman Cave with a plasma TV and mini-fridge full of PBR."
The bride, reports Jackson, will keep her name. "Jackson is too hard to pronounce," he explains.