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  1. HD
    Member

    Thanks to decades of Democrat control:

    "Oregon Health Authority officials announced the selection of the wife of a former top aide to Gov. John Kitzhaber for a $150,000 contract before any formal bidding took place, The Oregonian has learned.

    A state manager internally announced the hiring of Kate Raphael to produce videos about the governor's health reforms on July 31, documents show. That was eight days before a formal competitive-bidding solicitation was issued, and nearly a month before a contract was signed.

    Two other firms bid on the contract, including one with a $100,000 lower price tag. Raphael got the job.

    The contract illustrates the cozy relations in political circles and how they contribute to the public's skepticism of government."

    http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/10/state_announced_150000_contrac.html

    Posted on October 21, 2014 - 02:23 PM #
  2. edselehr
    Member

    This isn't a Democratic (note the correct spelling, bonehead) thing, it's a cronyism thing. And unfortunately, neither party is immune to it.

    Posted on October 21, 2014 - 02:26 PM #
  3. HD
    Member

    Yet again, today's news on the campaign shows how marginal the leftists here at PDXRadio remain. Doubling down, are we?

    After blowing millions on Cover-Up Oregon, blowing millions on the Columbia River bridge debacle, Oregon's lackluster education rankings, poor stewardship of resources like our forests and his creepy cronyism, Oregonians expect better than more of the same. News reports also indicate he appears to have had the ethics law re-written so his girlfriend can get business contracts.

    The voting public is starting to get it. You guys clearly don't.

    http://www.katu.com/politics/New-poll-could-point-to-disaster-for-governor-John-Kitzhabers-re-election-bid--280084992.html

    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 02:16 PM #
  4. duxrule
    Member

    Your problem is that anybody and everybody put up by the GOP these days is WORSE. Try not running an assclown and see what happens.

    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 02:43 PM #
  5. NoParty
    Member

    Herb said>>>
    The voting public is starting to get it. You guys clearly don't.

    At the polls will they? 97% of the ballots haven't even been mailed back yet! 407 people isn't much and where did they poll them? In Baker and Medford errrrr NECKford?

    Like DUX said "Your problem is that anybody and everybody put up by the GOP these days is WORSE."

    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 09:01 PM #
  6. skeptical
    Member

    Herb: "The voting public is starting to get it.

    You've said this before, too, right around the time Obama got elected the first time, then again the second time. With the latter you "backed it up" with a hell of a lot of poll results.

    I'm betting there are clocks with better track records than you.

    Posted on October 22, 2014 - 09:32 PM #