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Why would a Mayor be allowed to stay in Office who has admitted lying about a sexual relationship with a teenager?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Sam Adams(Democrat, Oregon), who has admitted lying about a sexual relationship with a teenager, said Sunday that he would not resign.A city commissioner, Randy Leonard, told The Associated Press that Mr. Adams had left a phone message in the morning saying he had decided to remain in office.
Two other commissioners told The Oregonian of Portland that Mr. Adams, the city’s first openly gay mayor, had told them the same thing. The fourth, Amanda Fritz, declined to comment.
The Oregonian’s editorial page has called for his resignation, as have three smaller Portland newspapers and the police union.

Is anyone else seeing this lack of Accountability amongst Politicians as a growing offense?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because he's a democrat
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • he should be brought up on charges but I hope they at lease impreach him.
    Lyndall

    Answer by Lyndall at 4:18 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • first off the girl was 18 so she was legal.
    being a democrathas noting to do with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Ewwww. But I have to ask. What sort of teenager? Like 18+? Or under 18? There is a big difference. If she is over 18, then technically, he isn't breaking the law.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Is he married?
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:20 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Here is more: IT was a Boy, not a girl.
    Last week, Mr. Adams publicly apologized for lying about the sexual relationship he had with an 18-year-old man in 2005.
    The man, Beau Breedlove, has said he did not have sex with the mayor until he was 18, even though they met when Mr. Breedlove was 17.
    Mr. Breedlove, now 21, told The Oregonian on Saturday he had kissed Mr. Adams twice when he was 17 and welcomed the romantic interest. The statements contradicted Mr. Adams’s claim that he had told Mr. Breedlove he was not interested in a relationship at the time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/us/26portland.html?ref=us
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Kissing can be considered Statutoryrape can't it? I dunno.  It is undeniably unethical, inappropriate. He lied about the relationship and should be held accountable.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:26 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • BIG DEAL SO IT WAS A BOY INSTEAD OF A GIRL? why does that matter if the young man was 18 befor they ever had sexual intrercourse then i dont see the issue he was of legal age.
    who cares if hes gay thats why everyone has a issue with it. why should it matter if a man is gay or not? Does that make him less of a person NO it doesnt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • I could care less about either person's sexual orientation. What I care about is that he is a politician and he lied about the relationship and should be held accountable.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:28 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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