Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Running for cover from SAMBLA

One of the worst spectacles of SAMBLA  (Sam Adams Man-Boy Love Affair) has been the weak- kneed and mealy-mouthed reaction from the Mayor's colleagues on the city council.

First, Randy Leonard. While it is true that he has evolved his position to a place in which he is probably more critical of Adams than any other councillor, he still looks like a complete weenie. 

Randy was the primary attack dog when the rumor was surfaced by Bob Ball. He led point on destroying Ball's reputation for "smearing" Sam Adams. 

Once Adams admitted the true nature of the relationship, Randy stood by Sam saying "Sam didn't lie to me" because all Randy asked Sam was "did you have sex with an underaged person."  

Well, that one flew like a lead balloon, and Randy knew it. So he knew he had to stake out a slightly more defensible position, and Adams made it easy, because his own story kept changing and then it was revealed that he and the boy did play kissy face while the kid was underaged. 

But Randy still has not called for Adam's resignation, nor to my knowledge has has he apologized to Bob Ball, whose story now has been proven 100% accurate. So Sam Adams totally played Randy Leonard, used him to destroy a political foe whose story turned out to be true, and Randy is STILL not calling Sam out?

RANDY! Grow  a pair!

The others are just as bad. Nick Fish hasn't said much at all. Amanda Fritz is openly supporting Adams, as is Saltzman.  

Unbelievable! By their continuing to work with Sam Adams, these folks are condoning a 42 year old man's abuse of a 17 year old boy, and on city property! They are condoning lying to suborn an election. 

As far as I am concerned, NONE of these folks are worthy of our respect until and unless they call for Sam Adams resignation and refuse to sit with him on the council. 

7 comments:

rickyragg said...

The only one of this bunch that has the opportunity to be a freakin' LEADER, here, is Fish.

He's also the only one for whom I voted.

Nurse Ratched is ethically compromised herself, long before Adams' endorsement, The Guppy (Saltzman - not Fish) is communicating with beings from other galaxies and Randy has the crippling disadvantage of being Randy.

Nick, rescue this city.

Rob Kremer said...

Fish is cowering at the moment also. If he is a leader, why is he consenting to be led by this disgusting man?

rickyragg said...

I agree it shoudn't take this long to assess the right course here, it's just that Fish is the only one not already poisoned...

... I hope.

Anonymous said...

City of Portland Code of Ethics

Chapter 1.03

1.03.020 Trust. The purpose of City government is to serve the public. City officials treat their office as a public trust.

B. City officials promote public respect by avoiding even the appearance of impropriety.

*Explanations and Examples*

1.03.010 Definitions.

1.03.020 Trust. The purpose of City government is to serve the public. City officials treat their office as a public trust. City officials have special powers, along with a special obligation to act only on behalf of the public. {ORS Chapter 244 declares public office a public trust, prohibits certain actions, and provides penalties. An explanatory guide is available from the Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission.}

2. Ensure public respect by avoiding even the appearance of impropriety. [Public service requires a continual effort to overcome cynical attitudes and suspicions about the people in government. For example, conduct which could appear dishonest to a reasonable observer will undermine the public trust even if the conduct is not illegal.]

If the city council doesn't come out with some sort of collective SamBash, then by implication, they condone the ethical violation of public trust . . .
. . . and condone homosexuals making out in the City Hall men's room.

rickyragg said...

". . . and condone homosexuals making out in the City Hall men's room."

Oh, leave that out.

I'm embarassed by the number of folks who seem to be using Adams' very real ethical lapses as an excuse to bash gays.

Anyone who pulled the shit he has to cover up anything has forfeited their right to public office.

Anonymous said...

RR

So you condone homosexual men making out in men's public restrooms?
I am not bashing gays when I say I don't want to walk into a public restroom with my son and expose him to this kind of display.
Personally, I find this behavior verification of the stereotype. Normal people don't engage in sexual behavior in a restroom - because they have respect for others .
Not being able to control one's urges is a sign of addiction, or at the very least, a sign of an egocentric lack of self-control - not the qualities I voted for.

rickyragg said...

So you condone homosexual men making out in men's public restrooms?

Of course I do... not.

The point, anonymous person, is that we get rid of this infectious disease. Anything that can be construed as anti-gay simply dilutes the case and emboldens the Sambots.

Tactics, not strategy.