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It tears me up to write this tonite when our focus should be on the historic event tomorrow, but Sam Adams forces my attention to a distressing situation.

You know I am tired to listening to politicians explain away blatant lies. Sam Adams new Mayor of Portland just announced today that he has been lying for years about a relationship with an 18 year old intern whom Adams met when the boy was 17.  Somehow I doubt Adams new story that nothing happened until the minor was of age, but that is what he wants us to believe now.

Of course two years ago Sam Adams wanted us to believe that the original accusation, 'is the worst kind of smear levelled at a gay man, that we can't be trusted with young people.'

Well guess what Sam Adams can't be trusted with young people, he can't be trusted to be truthful either, he will only say whatever it takes to win elections despite the facts.

People always say, it is not the sex, it is the lying. Damn it it is both. This was a child in a subordinate working relationship with Sam Adams as a city commissioner intern. Sam Adams had no business taking advantage of this subordinate and youth. Consenting or not Adams used his position of authority to seduce this youth.

The fact Clinton had an affair never bothered me, it did bother me that it was with an intern. Clinton was the subject of a partisan witch hunt, that is why I defend him to this day, but his actual actions were pretty indefensible in my eyes too.

But back to Adams:

Sam Adams blithely states he is going to regain our trust. Ha, that is just his newest lie, he needs to be run out of office and prosecuted for sexual harassment. I am not sure, but I bet city government has strict rules that would cause the termination of a civil servant sleeping with a subordinate even if they were full grown adults and not a youthful intern. These kind of rules should apply to elected officials as well. They should be held to the same standard of conduct the rest of us are, particularly those that work as civil servants.

Well I had to vent, and post this here to see what others are thinking. Contact Sam Adams and demand his resignation:

Phone: (503)823-4120

Well time to get ready for tomorrow!

Originally posted to debatablepolitics on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 11:52 PM PST.


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