January 20th, 2009 5:33 pm | by Dan Green News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, City Hall, CLEAN UP

Adams' Admission Reaction: What Do Portlanders Think?

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I went out this morning to ask folks on Northwest 23rd for their reaction to the story about Mayor Sam Adams' confession that he lied about having a sexual relationship with 18-year-old Beau Breedlove.

Here's a sampling:

Sarah Gerke, 24
It's silly there was even a story about it. It's really nobody's business. Eighteen-year-old girls have sex with older men all the time and it doesn't make headlines. But, It didn't surprise me that he [Adams] lied…he's a politician.

Ewan Duarty, 26
Those types of things are personal. I just want to know why he [Adams] lied about it. I still have a positive opinion of Adams. To each their own…

Patty Linger, 48
I was disgusted by this news. He [Adams] had sex with an intern and lied about it. Both of those things are wrong. How much trust can we have in him? This is big. I don't think he should be in office, but unfortunately I think this story will slide.

Kelli Gringer, 40
I don't like the dishonesty. If he [Adams] would've come clean, it wouldn't have been a big deal. It's the lying that offends me. Not the sex.

Mark Ashe, 45
This isn't anybody's business. This is Clinton all over again. So what if he lied about having sex. It's a natural human reaction. This won't change my opinion of Adams one bit. The only people who are going to care about this are the conservatives.

Rose Malone, 31
What was the big deal? The only issue I have about this is that he [Adams] lied about it…and that he was in a position of power over him [Breedlove]. Other than that, I think it's a waste of everyone's time.

Morgan Hogue, 30
This is not anybody's business. This is not the most important issue right now. It's a personal thing and his ability to manage a city won't be hindered by these [revelations].

Andi Bernard, 46
This is not a story. He [Adams] showed bad taste in men. I wouldn't have gone for a guy like that. He's [Breedlove] not attractive. This story will go away though. It would've been a bigger deal if this were an 18- year-old woman. But a lot of people equate homosexuality with pedophilia. So if Adams is telling the truth that they didn't have sex when he [Breedlove] was underage, then it's over.
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