Saturday, January 31, 2009

SAMBLA gets wierder still

Could it get any wierder? It is hard to keep up with this circus.

Beau Breedlove has been offered a nude photo op in an LA gay magazine. Sam Adams accused John Vezina of raping Breedlove. Sam Adams also said Bob Ball was "vulnerable" on the issue of sex with underage boys. Mark Wiener told Sam Adams he was a "F***ing moron." Beau Breedlove's lawyer, Charlie Hinkle, also represents the Oregonian on first amendment issues. Sam Adams' current boyfriend is Oregonian reporter Peter Zuckerman.

Further, According to KATU, a close friend of Beau Breedlove says he DID have sex with Sam Adams before he was 18. According to Willamette Week, the reason Adams' spokesperson, Wade Nkruma resigned is because Adams told his staff that he never had intimate contact with Breedlove before he was 18, and then Breedlove claimed they kissed twice when he was 17. According to The Funny Paper, Randy Leonard no longer trusts Adams.

Why hasn't Leonard called for Adams to resign? He's done everything but that already, so what is he waiting for? You don't go public with a statement that you don't trust a colleague if you plan on working together in the future, so why not push Adams off the ledge he's tried to stay on for the last two weeks?

Adams resigns if his fellow commissioners tell him to. Why won't they step up? The longer they try to avoid it, the weaker they look and the more they themselves lose credibility. I mean really - Sam Adams CONTINUES to lie, to his staff, to the media and to his colleagues, and they sit silent. As far as I know, Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman are still defending/supporting Adams.

Why? What leverage does Adams have that is preventing them from tossing him overboard?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job of putting it all together so concisely in one short post. When you list just the bare facts of this story as you did, it really shows just how weird it all is and how tangled.

The real mystery in this story is why the Oregonian is covering it the way they are. Are they just trying to sell newspapers? Or are they really trying to restore some of their lost credibility for covering for Neil Goldsmidt's sex crimes for so long.

Anonymous said...

One of the most well established facts about single gay men is that they are, generally speaking, always on the prowl for young prey. Many are smart enough or disciplined enough to restrict their victims to those over 18.

Adams is not one of the smart ones. A man in his position, if he was one of the smart ones, would not have come anywhere near such a young prospect.

What that says about Adams is that there are likely several, pehaps dozens, of young men like Breedlove who Sam has been with. Most would not come forward and face the media exposure and scrutiny. But some, and I bet they are out there, will come forward for their 15 minutes of fame.

Lots of victims of priest abuse did not come forward for many years. In this case, it will probably not take so long. Sam, if you are reading this, you might want to get out your passport and book a flight to Bankok (sp) before the other shoe drops really hard. You can send your resignation letter by fax.

Anonymous said...

Each of the other Portland Commissioners have secrets, skeletons, etc just as Sam did. If they are too harsh in calling for Sam's resignation too soon, they risk having the tables turned on them when their chickens come home to roost.

DD877 said...

Randy Leonard is a Machiavellian individual Who reminds me of the Suck up Sergeant in Platoon... That being said He is Stabbing Sam a thousand Times as he believes that He is in the Cat Bird Seat For Mayor. He is Positioning Himself But maybe it will back fire and he will "assume" the position...

rickyragg said...

Randy Leonard is a Machiavellian individual...

I wouldn't go out on a limb assuming Leonard is smart enough to grasp Machiavellian principles - let's just say he's got his ear to the ground.

No sense giving credit(?) where none is due.

rickyragg said...

wierder?

WEIRDER!

Dude?

Rob Kremer said...

Wierd is spelled Weird? That's Wierd!

Anonymous said...

Weirdos.