Portland's new mayor, Sam Adams--a Democrat--is now admitting that yes, the rumors that he'd denied for a year and a half about him having a homosexual relationship with a teenager are in fact true.
"I lied at the time because I was afraid that people would believe untrue rumors being circulated by an undeclared mayoral opponent that I had broken a law involving sexual relations with a minor. But this is not a good excuse," Adams said in his statement.Despite the rumors, Adams coasted to victory in his race, making Portland the largest U.S. city to ever elect an openly gay mayor. He was sworn in Jan. 1.So once again, we see the double-standard and hypocrisy of the Dems. If it were someone like Mark Foley or Larry Craig, the Dems would be all over themselves calling for impeachment, resignation, jail, etc. And the Republicans, being the more honorable of the two parties, would have pressured him to step down.
In his statement Monday, Adams apologized to the teen for making him lie about the relationship. He also apologized to colleagues and voters.
But alas, even sex with a minor is apparently ok in this case, because Adams is a Democrat. Granted you would not know this from the AP story that I cited, because in keeping with the AP's policy of carrying the water for the Dems, nowhere in the story does it mention his political affiliation.
The real question now is what will happen next. I'm guessing nothing, since Dems lack the honor to either step down when they're caught doing wrong or to require that one of their own resign. As much as the Democrats would have jumped on this had Adams been a Republican, it's pretty much expected that they'll refuse to do a thing since he's one of theirs.
But for Adams' dishonesty, another man might deservedly be mayor of Portland today--a man who did not have sex with a teen boy and lie about it, then pressure the teen to lie as well.
Now setting Adams' predilection for pedophilia aside (Adams is 45; the boy was seventeen when they met), how can anyone trust this guy to run a city now that he's demonstrated that he'll lie whenever the heat's on or he thinks that he might not get his way?
The Honor Code that I and many other Americans live by is a simple one: "I will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do." As a man who believes in that code, I'm calling on Portland Mayor Sam Adams to step down immediately.
credit source: Gateway Pundit