My Two Cents on Sam Adams

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Unless you live under a rock, then you all know about the recent fiasco in Portland politics. I'm not going to go into details here. I've been having discussions with friends, family, co-workers and complete strangers at the grocery store. Everyone has an opinion and I am no different. I think the best post I've read so far on this is from one of my favorite blogs. Check it out here.

My thoughts are similar, but I'll lay 'em out for you here:

1) It is none of our damn business what politicians (or anyone for that matter) do in the privacy of their own home, as long as it is legal and between two (or more) consenting adults. This line of questioning should have never been asked by the media in the first place.

2) That being said, Sam Adams lied. He lied. How many more ways do I need to say this? I can't believe the number of people I have talked to that think this is okay since the question should have never been asked. Well, it was asked and he did answer and he LIED. Lying is not okay. I don't like liars. (Memo to friends reading this: do not ever lie to me. You will be dead to me faster than you can say, "I'm sorry", cause I really don't care. Lying is a deal breaker for me. You have been warned.)

3) Sam Adams never had my trust as Mayor of Portland. I'll be honest. I did not vote for him. I think he is bad for Portland. He pushes through his agenda time and time again when the people have spoken against his pet projects (ie: the Tram and the Burnside/Couch couplet). He is going to have to work twice as hard to earn my trust and only half as hard to re-earn the trust of those who were duped into voting for him in the first place.

4) He should have resigned, but since he didn't, he better sure as hell keep his nose clean and do his job: leading the people of Portland. I'm hoping someday I will be proud to have him as a Mayor. Until then, get back to work and do your job.

Okay, I am so done with this topic. I promise my next post will be somewhat more interesting!