Our fair city's mayoral Twitter feed is always interesting, but yesterday Mayor Sam Adams used his 140 characters to respond over and over and over to criticisms of his handling of the weekend's Occupy protest and park re-occupation.
In 18 tweets, the mayor argued that, basically, the attempt to take over and camp out in parks is a distraction from the big issues Occupy should be focused on: Instead of spending time and energy battling police over free speech rights in parks, people should channel their enthusiasm into working on issues like income equity in housing and education.
It's a fine line to walk and one unique to Portland—Adams says he supports the broad goals of Occupy, so what's he (and, for that matter, the rest of us) to do if the local movement goes in a direction he doesn't like?
Poll time! UPDATE 4:30PM— I had to close this poll because Occupiers found a way to skew the numbers by constantly reloading browsers. DON'T CHEAT AT INTERNET POLLS, GUYS! It's unbecoming.
UPDATE UPDATE—Our tech guys were able to delete the 550 votes coming from a single IP address, so the closed poll below should be a relatively fair and accurate reflection of votes.