Help Us Find Mike and Jean, Sam Adams' Own Joe and Jane the Plumber


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In his second State of the City address last week, Mayor Sam Adams introduced two "Joe the Plumber"-style Portlanders as real-life examples to weave residents' needs for jobs, education and transportation into a tale of where the mayor hopes to steer the city. Using real people is a common device for politicians and journalists to highlight points they are trying to make. Think back, for example, ...   More
 
Friday, February 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Search For Mayor Sam Adams' "Mike" and "Jean" Continues


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Last week, KATU had about as much luck as WW with its search for Mayor Sam Adams' "Mike" and "Jean," the Portlanders he talked about in his State of the City address on Feb. 5. Here's the station's story from Friday -- "Who are Mike and Jean? Mayor mum on further details" -- which includes footage of Adams walking away from KATU's Anita Kissée without so much as a single comment. Click ...   More
 
Monday, February 15, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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