Political Coffee 9-10-2019
Written by Jeff Kropf on September 13, 2019
Trust: it’s basic to human interaction and we want to trust our elected officials here in Oregon. Yet, the resignation of Oregon’s transparency advocate because the Governor and her staff wanted the advocate to not act independently as the legislature clearly intended only reinforces the cynical view that the fox is guarding the henhouse. Kate then throws under the bus her two lawyers who did her bidding in demanding the independent advocate run everything by the Gov’s office first. How can those employees trust her now? How can anyone trust Kate as the newspapers editorials have noted in scathing critiques of her not being transparent like she pledged to be. Exit Question: what is the breaking point for Kate supporters to finally walk away from her and sign the recall petitions?