Thursday, January 22, 2009
Sam, Sam, Sam...things are not looking so great for him.
Within the 48 hours, Oregon's attorney general decided to investigate Sammy on his affair with Breedlove. Then a couple of newspapers are calling for him to resign, including the LGBT newspaper, Just Out.
Just Out acknowledges that over his two decades as a public servant Adams has risen to become one of Oregon’s most revered openly gay leaders. This publication has long admired Adams’ vision, his intelligence and his tenacity. Ultimately we have concluded that these qualities cannot overcome the weakness revealed in Adams’ recent admission.
Adams’ apology of yesterday, including specific reference to the gay community, while sincere, is not enough. The bond of trust and confidence has been broken. Adams has previously stated his hope that gay and lesbian youth might one day look to him as a role model and example. His own actions have now rendered this implausible.
Adams must resign his seat as Portland’s mayor.
This is sad because he's done great things, but this issue has almost destroyed those deeds. I'm in the middle about him resigning. In one part, this has nothing to do with his work, but at the same time, he will represent the negative views of gay men and the lying part ain't cute.
However, there are folks who will still stand by him and they are rallying up to show their support tomorrow at 5:30pm at Portland City Hall.