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May 30, 2009


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has be made a deposit on a villa next to Goldschmidt?

he does not have a pot to cum in

Sources say Sammy was house-hunting on the recent Brussels trip.

Brussels is a GREAT place for the so called "Mayor" to go live! What a DISGRACE!

Enough with your bashing on this guy. Let him be Mayor and give him a 2nd chance. This is getting old.

Enough of what? Lies-corruption-fixing the election via more lies-The reporter who gets a nice job in city hall for not spilling the beans during the election? What are you talking about?

Sorry Kara, a key attribute of leadership is TRUST. He does not have any with the well documented lies he made before being elected - to be elected - like a cheating spouse second chances rarely work.

And that's not even to bring up the water and sewer fiasco, the smoke filled back room development deals, the computer fiasco (or was that another of our "leaders"), and the TRAM fiasco where his "leadership" cost the city taxpayers untold six figure millions in additional expenses.

Summary, we can't trust him - or afford him.

Hey, how about that unqualified reporter he hired away from "The Mercury" so not to "spill the beans." Weren't there several hundred qualified applicants for that job? Did she get a pay raise last week also?

They should all be recalled. Everyone one of them. The ones who did not take the raise for themselves, still voted the UNION way. Let's face it the Unions run the city of Portland. These people are just their wind up dolls.

Kara, I'm sorry but you must have your head so far up your ass if you don't know what a sleaze Adams is. Are you even from here? or just another SoCal transplant who's been here a year and a half?

I'm a proud gay woman who has two children and busted my ass to get Sam elected. He is GAY and PROUD of it you Homophobic ass.

In early 2008, Amy Ruiz was a reporter at the Portland Mercury news weekly when she confronted Sam Adams about his relationship with an 18-year-old man three years earlier.
By the end of the year, Ruiz had joined Adams' staff as a planning and sustainability policy adviser.

The two events have opened Adams and his staff to questions about whether Adams hired Ruiz -- who had no formal experience in planning, policy or as an analyst -- to stop her from digging deeper into the story.

Adams, his staff and Ruiz said Tuesday there was no connection between the two events and that Ruiz was simply the best candidate among 10 they interviewed.

Adams said he left all the hiring work to his chief of staff, Tom Miller. Adams said the first he knew about Ruiz's application came when he saw her in the office. "Why is Amy Ruiz in the office?" Adams recalled asking Miller when she was there for a job interview.

Ruiz stopped reporting the story in late spring 2008 after she hit a dead end. On Oct. 27, Adams advertised the position, saying he "strongly preferred" applicants with two years' experience in urban planning or a related field.

Ruiz, 28, has a bachelor's degree in communications from Seattle University. She sent in her application Nov. 3 and interviewed for the position twice with Adams' staff, including once with Miller. Miller said he told Adams he wanted to hire Ruiz. Adams' response, according to Miller: "Great. Do what you do."

"There was no hesitation on his part," Miller said.

They offered her the job, and she accepted on Dec. 22. The job pays $55,000 year, about a 30 percent pay raise from Ruiz's previous job.

Miller declined to release the names of the two other finalists out of concern for their privacy.

Although Portland is packed with urban planners looking for a gig, Miller said he wasn't necessarily searching for a technocrat. He wanted someone who could translate the benefits of the city's planning work to the masses.

Ruiz had worked as a news intern, freelance writer, staff writer and editor since June 2000 at the Stranger in Seattle and the Mercury. In her cover letter for the job, Ruiz said she could apply things she'd learned as a reporter about urban planning to a job in the mayor's office.

Ruiz said her reporting about Adams' relationship with the 18-year-old, Beau Breedlove, never came up in the interviews with Miller or Lisa Libby, Ruiz's direct supervisor now.

Miller and Libby said they never talked about Breedlove among themselves or with Adams. "Beau Breedlove was history," Miller said.

Miller declined to release the names of the two other finalists out of concern for their privacy.

AHH come on, Privacy??? There are not Hippa eules on this one.

If there was competation for the job, WHO DID SHE BEAT?

I'm a proud gay woman who has two children and busted my ass to get Sam elected. He is GAY and PROUD of it you Homophobic ass.

Posted by: Kara
FOR THE LAST TIME: To the GAY/STRAIGHT'RIGHT/LEFT/MIDDLE, and anybody else I could offend.

NOTICE: It ain't a homo deal, isn't about the sex(unless "boytoy" was underage(the AG,will report on that)It is about a mountain of lies, it is about stupid,costly decisions(the TRAM),and pending other fiascos,and here it is for me..I'm STRAIGHT,He is unwilling to represent me as he is a Gay man, BUT...another GAY man, who has shown the guts to speak the "truth"...Bob Ball, if he would run, IF we get to Sam, I would gladly support him, he would look at us all,unlike Kara, and others, and not divide us as SAM, has.

Others in the gay community feel let down by Sam, and they damn well have a right to feel it, and express it, and A BUNCH of them have.


I am a PROUD GAY MAN and I think Sam is a disgrace and an embarrassment to our community. We could do better than Sam. Sam fucked up (literally and figuratively). Why do gay people keep on defending someone who did something clearly wrong. Stop promoting a stereotype, it puts gay people in a horrible light.

Kara, I would like to know what anything you claim to be has to do with this. Reputation is all we take with us, and Mayor Adams's reputation is circling the toilet. I don't care if you are gay, bi, straight or whatever...it has to do with the reputation that Sam is establishing, and worse yet...the repuatation he is giving the City of Roses.

Show of hands: In light of what's going on downtown, how many people wish Shammy-Wow Sammy would've stayed on Vay-Kay in the Far East and kept on chasing Bangkok rent-boys?

Does anyone think Shammy is doing a "bang-up" job as city chief-exec and police commish?

Such a guy, hmmmmm?

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