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    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    It's time for the governor to step aside as he has become an embarrassment to our state. According to the local TV station KOIN he plans on resigning today Friday. When he does, our SoS Kate Brown will become the govenor which means Oregon and California will have a Brown govenor. Not that it matters, but Ms. Brown is a lesbian.

    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him | OregonLive.com
    In one of the most surreal days in Oregon political history, the state’s top Democratic leaders called for Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign, and the governor vanished from public view.

    With support of even allies evaporating, the ability of Kitzhaber to remain in office appeared less viable by the hour.
    The day started with Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek meeting Kitzhaber, a fellow Democrat, for breakfast and telling him it was time to step down.

    Later in the morning, Secretary of State Kate Brown – next in line if Kitzhaber resigns – released a statement called her interactions with the governor the day before “strange,” “bizarre” and “unprecedented.”

    Then Treasurer Ted Wheeler pressed him to resign, calling the situation “untenable.”

    By then, Kitzhaber’s whereabouts were not publicly known, and he issued no responses. But it was clear that the insiders of his own political party wanted him to go
    Kitzhaber has faced ever-increasing scrutiny about ethical issues surrounding this fiancee’s paid contracts, but the intensity flared two weeks ago after the Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Hayes didn’t report a a large chunk of the $118,000 in payments on her personal tax returns and after the governor batted away questions at his own press conference.

    A wave of The Oregonian/OregonLive reports followed: that Kitzhaber aides had helped arrange jobs for Hayes; that Hayes directed top state officials on a policy while under contract to push the same policy; and that the couple’s attorneys were quietly making the case that Hayes was never first lady, nor a public official, to try to shut down an ethics inquiry even as the governor promised cooperation.

    On Monday, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she had opened a criminal investigation. By then, both Kitzhaber and Hayes had retained criminal defense attorneys.

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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's time for the governor to step aside as he has become an embarrassment to our state.
    According to the local TV station KOIN he plans on resigning today Friday. When he does, our SoS Kate Brown will become the govenor which means Oregon and California will have a Brown govenor. Not that it matters, but Ms. Brown is a lesbian.

    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him | OregonLive.com
    In one of the most surreal days in Oregon political history, the state’s top Democratic leaders called for Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign, and the governor vanished from public view.

    With support of even allies evaporating, the ability of Kitzhaber to remain in office appeared less viable by the hour.
    The day started with Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek meeting Kitzhaber, a fellow Democrat, for breakfast and telling him it was time to step down.

    Later in the morning, Secretary of State Kate Brown – next in line if Kitzhaber resigns – released a statement called her interactions with the governor the day before “strange,” “bizarre” and “unprecedented.”

    Then Treasurer Ted Wheeler pressed him to resign, calling the situation “untenable.”

    By then, Kitzhaber’s whereabouts were not publicly known, and he issued no responses. But it was clear that the insiders of his own political party wanted him to go
    Kitzhaber has faced ever-increasing scrutiny about ethical issues surrounding this fiancee’s paid contracts, but the intensity flared two weeks ago after the Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Hayes didn’t report a a large chunk of the $118,000 in payments on her personal tax returns and after the governor batted away questions at his own press conference.

    A wave of The Oregonian/OregonLive reports followed: that Kitzhaber aides had helped arrange jobs for Hayes; that Hayes directed top state officials on a policy while under contract to push the same policy; and that the couple’s attorneys were quietly making the case that Hayes was never first lady, nor a public official, to try to shut down an ethics inquiry even as the governor promised cooperation.

    On Monday, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced she had opened a criminal investigation. By then, both Kitzhaber and Hayes had retained criminal defense attorneys.

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    I hadn't been following this story,haven't lived in Oregon for ten years, but it does sound like it's time for him to go.

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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I hadn't been following this story,haven't lived in Oregon for ten years, but it does sound like it's time for him to go.
    Yes, its time for him to go. Where did you live in Oregon?


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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I hadn't been following this story,haven't lived in Oregon for ten years, but it does sound like it's time for him to go.
    Why on Earth would you leave the most beautiful place on God's green Earth??? I've lived here (Cent. OR) for over 45 years and have no plans to ever leave.

    Kitz needs to step down, but I doubt that he will until formal charges are brought and his situation becomes indefensible. His girlfriend is a real piece of work. Was paid $5000 by an immigrant to marry him so he could stay in the country. Was a party to a plan to build a big pot farm in WA long before pot was legal there. Used her position as Kitz's girlfriend to influence state policy in such a way as to benefit her employer. Kits needs to step down TODAY.
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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yes, its time for him to go.
    Where did you live in Oregon?


    Portland. One of the best cities in the USA.

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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Why on Earth would you leave the most beautiful place on God's green Earth???
    I've lived here (Cent. OR) for over 45 years and have no plans to ever leave.

    Kitz needs to step down, but I doubt that he will until formal charges are brought and his situation becomes indefensible. His girlfriend is a real piece of work. Was paid $5000 by an immigrant to marry him so he could stay in the country. Was a party to a plan to build a big pot farm in WA long before pot was legal there. Used her position as Kitz's girlfriend to influence state policy in such a way as to benefit her employer. Kits needs to step down TODAY.


    I own a beautiful house in Europe that is 100 % paid for and I can live a lot better here.

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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I own a beautiful house in Europe that is 100 % paid for and I can live a lot better here.

    But do you get to wake up to this kind of view
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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    But do you get to wake up to this kind of view



    Not quite, but we do have some smaller peaks fairly close which are a lot less likely to erupt soon.

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    Re: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's options fade as allies abandon him

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Portland. One of the best cities in the USA.
    beautiful.

    It's the sister city to Austin, TX. which is good and bad.

    Austin's (also know as the Kremlin on the Colorado) "Progressive" political leaders have tried to copy every Leftist idea you can think of using Portland as a guide.
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