Monday, January 26, 2009
The Railroading of Sam Adams
Someone has to die for the left-wing media to survive.
It's to be expected that in the hubris of Obama-mania some Democrat is to be strung up the flagpole by the press. And that would be you, Sam Adams, (handsome) mayor of Portland whose resignation has been called for after it was revealed you had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old man back in 2005. See, someone has to die so the left-wing media can continue to brandish its badge of impartiality.
It doesn't hurt that most people would cringe at the thought of a 42-year-old man courting an 18-year-old boy - place that visual in the minds of the public and most people would want to throw holy water at the situation. But this isn't Dateline and I doubt that you, Mr. Adams, are a predator. It seems to me that you met, and developed a sexual relationship, with an astute teen who was volunteering for the city - this wasn't some troubled youth - this kid was out, loud and proud and had scored pillow chat with a man of power.
Readers, think back to whom you were gettin jiggy with it back in your teens and tell me you wouldn't go back in time to trade up to the likes of a powerful politician. The "victim," Beau Breedlove, has spoken out in defense of the Mayor, saying he never felt taken advantage of during their relationship and considered himself an adult at the time.
The issue, according to the press, is that you, Mr. Adams, lied about the relationship to win the office of Mayor and that you encouraged your young paramour to do the same. So The Oregonian runs an indignant editorial clamoring for your head, and the head of the police union wants you to resign as well, as does a local gay publication, Just Out. Nothing stings more than the cold shoulder of self-righteous gays - ouch!
The real issue, however, is that your exploits have become public knowledge at a time when the liberal media has focused all of its cheerleading on one Democrat: President Barack Obama. And that means, Sam Adams, that in any other time post-Bill Clinton you would have counted with breathless support from right-to-privacy activist reporters - however, your shenanigans come at the intersection of History and Change. That's a story no one is going to tire of reading about and you're a buzz kill with your cliched Democrat-who-can't-keep-it-in-his-pants ways.
Still, I think it's terrific that you're standing your ground and refusing to quit. That, too, sells papers and gives the liberal media more time to praise itself for its uncompromising effort to bring light, honesty and chastity to government. Just continue the good fight, continue to generate thousands of words of copy for outraged editors, impregnate a lesbian if you have the time so you can really stick it to the family values camp, and I think all will be fine.