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Can you please tell us the educational background and work history of this person with "with no relevant experience"? And how about the young investigator?
Also, can each of you tell me how you got your last, significant carreer opportunity? I'm not talking about the McJobs of your past, to which anybody can apply. I'm refering to legitimate career building jobs. Can you honestly tell me that you knew nobody at your current place of employment, before you got this job? Can you honestly tell me that you've never, ever, gotten a job because you know somebody at the place you want to work?
People somehow want a saint to work in politics. Grow Up. There are skeletons in everybody's closet - yes, even YOURS, Mr and Ms prissy pants. Since we are already paying for Mayor Adams' salary, why don't we go ahead and let him try and do his job for a change? Maybe he'd bring a lot of good to this city regardless of the odd hiring traits and 'scandalous' behavior. MAYBE, Portland needs to stop behaving like some podunk small town and put on a sharp suit and start getting taken seriously so we can attract some good businesses. MAYBE, if we just shut up and start acting like a grown up city, we will be accepted as the free-thinking, idea-incubating business opportunity that it can be.
P.S. I'm sure many will correct me if I'm wrong in guessing about this law, but I believe the legal age for people to perform in strip clubs is 18. It seems that if it's ok for people to pay to see "innocent children" dance naked and seen as sexual objects - I'd say that we ought to be making a bigger deal of this than the mayor's personal life. So in the end, this whole scandal is essentiall fuelled by homophobia. People will make all kinds of excuses up and down, swearing that it's because of the age thing. But really, it comes down to homophobia. The fear of what one is unfamiliar with, and what one does not understand... That's it, plain and simple. Portland simply isn't ready to grow up yet.
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