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February 15, 2015


Saw that this moring on Twitter, I fully agree wtf? SJ?
( @Salem_Statesman @MDavisSJ on Oregonian...Reads to me as someone who is quite jealous and loaded with back handed praise. )

As far as I can tell, the Oregonian got their info from Willamette Week and who knows where they got it. You do know that the co-owner of it is married to our Attorney General. I would have preferred he stay and the evidence come out but he's gone now and I will hope that Brown is of the same ilk for the values she works for in Oregon. I think Kitzhaber was a good man but he may have done wrong. We will only know that later when more is out there in terms of solid evidence. An expert on Oregon law was on Rachel Maddow Friday night and he said he was not sure Kitzhaber will have a legal penalty but Hayes is more likely to-- especially if she didn't file income taxes on all of it. Time will tell. To me it's a tragic story and not one to be gloating over by anybody on either side of what was to be done!

I should add that I was not happy to read about the downfall of Bob McDonnell either. I feel like some of these politicians seem able to get all kinds of gifts (think Supreme Court also) and it is okay. Others don't do it quite right and bang, off to jail. We could deal with this as a country by campaign finance reform but we seem to be going the other way. Lots of pols pay their spouses to do jobs, we know they aren't qualified to do. It's all random who gets dinged. Now it might be Kitzhaber didn't do anything wrong but if he did, I just wish that if they send him to jail, they send them all but they won't. I read that Kate Brown got money from Comcast to approve their merger. Where do we as a people draw the line or is it always, like with immigration, random!

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