Daily Archives: January 23, 2009

Sam’s Friends Rally: Lauderdale Says 17 Year Old Breedlove "Knew What he was doing."

According to the Just Out blog here the Pink Martini front man told a gathering at City Hall:

Lauderdale – who said he would stand by Adams even if it was revealed in an investigation that Breedlove was 17 at the time of the incident – also said he had inside information which indicated Breedlove “knew what he was doing” by becoming involved with Adams, though he didn’t name sources or elaborate.



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Middle Aged Man/Teen Love Story Makes Portland Laughing Stock. Again.

On Friday night Jay Leno took a shot at Portland’s mayor here ( h/t Willamette Week).On Saturday alone two national papers gave plenty of space to the Sam Adams teen love story.

The NYT (excerpted nearby) and the
WSJ (here), which reported today:
“I lied in an effort to gain office,” Mr. Adams told the editorial board of the state’s leading newspaper, The Oregonian, this week. “I really screwed it up.”
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Sam Adams Picks Tonya Harding’s Attorney and NYT Features Sam Tails…

Excerpts from the NYT story:

“He’s a liar,” Mr. Wood said. “He told a kid to lie so that he could get elected. He shouldn’t be our mayor.”

He was railing about Sam Adams, who three weeks ago became Portland’s first openly gay mayor, thanks, in part, to people like Mr. Wood, a 46-year-old environmental lawyer who voted for Mr. Adams last year.
Rest here.

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Gay/Biking/Liberal Community Behind Sam! You’re Too Big to Fail!

UPDATE: Now the Portland Police Officers Association claims Sam used city funds to hire a “Lying” consultant (read: political consultant) to show Beau Breedlove how to lie effectively.The story is here.
The head of the organization will be on the show today (6ish, I’m told).

UPDATE!!! Gay and Biking community can’t let their man fail, even though Sam has admitted he’s done wrong.
In fact before he was caught in the lie he called this case,

“this is one of the, you know, worst smears, you can say against a gay guy. It preys on the homophobic stereotype that gay men cannot be trusted with–young people.”

But his supporters don’t care, to them it was just a lie about sex. This is a bigger ideal–this is politics! That he actually committed the worst “smear[s] you can say against a gay guy…that gay men cannot be trusted with young people,” is a no go. Doesn’t matter anymore. Sam’s too big to fail. He’s the only guy who can run the city. He’s our Gayor. Can’t let him fail. Too big to fail.
Hey you supporters, you’re wrong. Even Sam knows that.

Today at a “news” conference/rally for Sam (inside City Hall…wow, how do you get to use that space?) Just Out reports here that Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini said he didn’t even think it was a big deal if Sam had sex with the teenager when he was 17:

Lauderdale – who said he would stand by Adams even if it was revealed in an investigation that Breedlove was 17 at the time of the incident – also said he had inside information which indicated Breedlove “knew what he was doing” by becoming involved with Adams, though he didn’t name sources or elaborate.

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Spin for Sam: Not About Throwing Election it’s About Private Sex

Eric found this on one of the blogs out there for Sam. The people who are calling for Sam to resign have already emailed and phoned in, now his base is calling and emailing to send a different message.

From an anonymous source at city hall, I just received this forwarded email:

“I took a look at TrackIT today to see how many people emailed Sam on Portland Online. Under the “just want to say hi to Sam” category, there were nearly 700 since Monday. I exported them to excel and did a little math. These numbers are approximate, as I couldn’t read every message. You can tell where they stand by the subject line in the message, and sort in that way.

1/19:
20% stay
80% resign

1/20
54% stay
46% resign

1/21
80% stay
20% resign

1/22
93% stay
7% resign

1/23 (as noon-ish)
88% stay
12% resign

There are another 228 in the “other” category.

Again, these numbers are approximate… but I think they’re telling.”

Amazing. We’re making a different, folks!

See? Pretend there’s an overwhelming number of people who say they don’t care that you jacked an election– what was the wording you used again, Sam?– oh, yes now I remember, “False pretenses,” play victim, set a bad example for the community, believe the flatterers and your ‘base’ will give you a pass.

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Sam’s Friends Rally: Lauderdale Says 17 Year Old Breedlove "Knew What he was doing."

According to the Just Out blog here the Pink Martini front man told a gathering at City Hall:

Lauderdale – who said he would stand by Adams even if it was revealed in an investigation that Breedlove was 17 at the time of the incident – also said he had inside information which indicated Breedlove “knew what he was doing” by becoming involved with Adams, though he didn’t name sources or elaborate.



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Gay/Biking/Liberal Community Behind Sam! You’re Too Big to Fail!

UPDATE: Now the Portland Police Officers Association claims Sam used city funds to hire a “Lying” consultant (read: political consultant) to show Beau Breedlove how to lie effectively.The story is here.
The head of the organization will be on the show today (6ish, I’m told).

UPDATE!!! Gay and Biking community can’t let their man fail, even though Sam has admitted he’s done wrong.
In fact before he was caught in the lie he called this case,

“this is one of the, you know, worst smears, you can say against a gay guy. It preys on the homophobic stereotype that gay men cannot be trusted with–young people.”

But his supporters don’t care, to them it was just a lie about sex. This is a bigger ideal–this is politics! That he actually committed the worst “smear[s] you can say against a gay guy…that gay men cannot be trusted with young people,” is a no go. Doesn’t matter anymore. Sam’s too big to fail. He’s the only guy who can run the city. He’s our Gayor. Can’t let him fail. Too big to fail.
Hey you supporters, you’re wrong. Even Sam knows that.

Today at a “news” conference/rally for Sam (inside City Hall…wow, how do you get to use that space?) Just Out reports here that Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini said he didn’t even think it was a big deal if Sam had sex with the teenager when he was 17:

Lauderdale – who said he would stand by Adams even if it was revealed in an investigation that Breedlove was 17 at the time of the incident – also said he had inside information which indicated Breedlove “knew what he was doing” by becoming involved with Adams, though he didn’t name sources or elaborate.

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