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Mayoral Recall Faces Tough New Signature Goal

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Hi All,

I very much tried to arrange door to door canvasing with Rachel, however with the opening of our office happening last week, the influx of volunteers and preparing for the 50,000 automated phone calls that went out this afternoon... I simply did not have time to devote to the Mercury.

The press from the Mercury has been very favorable in the past, focusing on the core ideals of why this Recall exists:

1) Sam Adams lied to get elected and stole a meaningful election from Portland

2) We are a positive campaign and have kept our word by keeping homophobia religion out of the Recall

3) We seek to hold Adams for creating a situation where he has no public trust and political capital to represent Portland

But it seems now is time for the hit pieces to start as the deadline gets closet as people dig in to take sides. Please know that Sam Adams at any time can stop this by showing true leadership and resigning. We will go up to the deadline collecting signatures and those that are most disparaging makes us work even harder.

Together we will make our government better,

RecallSamAdams.com
Jasun Wurster

503-799-7919


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Hi All,

I very much tried to arrange door to door canvasing with Rachel, however with the opening of our office happening last week, the influx of volunteers and preparing for the 50,000 automated phone calls that went out this afternoon... I simply did not have time to devote to the Mercury.

The press from the Mercury has been very favorable in the past, focusing on the core ideals of why this Recall exists:

1) Sam Adams lied to get elected and stole a meaningful election from Portland

2) We are a positive campaign and have kept our word by keeping homophobia religion out of the Recall

3) We seek to hold Adams for creating a situation where he has no public trust and political capital to represent Portland

But it seems now is time for the hit pieces to start as the deadline gets closet as people dig in to take sides. Please know that Sam Adams at any time can stop this by showing true leadership and resigning. We will go up to the deadline collecting signatures and those that are most disparaging makes us work even harder.

Together we will make our government better,

RecallSamAdams.com
Jasun Wurster

503-799-7919


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Sorry Jasun. I find it extremely disingenuous of you to say that, by lying about his personal sex life, Sam Adams "stole" an election. You know what that sounds like to me? That sounds like the kind of PR spin that only an ignorant simpleton would choke down. It's a crying shame to see you wasting your time and energy with this. I think you could do really good things if you actually supported a worthy cause. Oh well. Maybe you'll still have enough credibility to get something good accomplished once the deadline hits and this is all over.
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Will, aren't you also another wanna be journalist unpaid intern for the Mercury just as Rachel is? Isn't it more disingenuous for the Mercury to be the only thing in print in Portland that hasn't supported the need to sign the recall petition or ask Sam Adams to resign? Especially when the editor of this unjournalistic rag, Wm.™ Steven Humphrey (also your TV 'critic') used former "reporter" Amy Ruiz - now overpaid, inexperienced policy??? analyist for Sam Adams, as his babysitter.

So Will and Rachel, there is nothing more worthy in our democracy than our free voice in our government, as stated in the first ammendment of our US Constitution. Though I do not agree with your need to encourage apathy and encourage others to accept lying as the usual way government should operate, I respect our first ammendment that the MEDIA was created to be the watchdog of government -by learning this lesson, maybe you too can be a true journalist like, for example, WW's Pulitizer Prize winning Nigel Jaquiss
That a politician can use lies, and demand others lie, destroy any other viable candidate that would add to the discussion of what Portland should be, and continues to deceive and lie to us about more than just his personal life - is NOT alright with Portlanders. We deserve better and your support of the status quo simply shows how little you value what is Portland. And, "young" does not describle "teenage."
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Wow, robocalls! Way to win people over with the most obnoxious thing ever...
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Robocalls, targeting the 45-65 year old age group, accusing everyone of intimidation, accusing everyone of name calling...by calling them names (except Jasun).

Why don't you just call Karl Rove and ask for his advice already?
7
Could someone please send these idiots a copy of Obama's birth certificate?
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you know, if jason worster spent as much time getting signatures as he does on blogs talking about getting signatures...
9
Go ahead and order new curtains for the Mayor's office, Sam. 'Cause you're going to be in it for a while yet.
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"Portland Insider" perhaps you should make an "ammendment" to your spelling acumen, or your practice of using personal attacks as arguments. It's typical (boring) blog comment fare. Let's not even go into how you pulled out the 1st amendment AND the evil "status quo" out in the same breath you criticized one publication for not following every single other publication's opinion. You're a clown, pal. xoxo
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After trying for two weeks to shadow a volunteer door-to-door, I made plans with Jasun himself to go door-to-door last weekend. He called me and canceled our plans that morning. He did not offer to reschedule. The Mercury is ready to go whenever Jasun is.
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Too bad that Wurster will not listen to the people who really want Mayor Creepy tossed out of office...... Mr. Wurster has screwed the pooch on this from day one......
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"Too bad that Wurster will not listen to the people who really want Mayor Creepy tossed out of office"

@Fonzi

You mean the people that hate "the gay" and what else is know as "people who are stupid enough to actually believe what Lars Larson says?"
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Lie or no, I'll support the recall. I never liked the gentrifying, California-cookie cuttered, Res Gestae-tabulating egomaniac yuppie (or is it urban haute bourgeois?) to begin with. The whole debacle has me giddy with working class schadenfreude. Maybe next time around we can elect a real Leftist.
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@ Portland Insider:
I'm not an intern for the Mercury and my feelings are exactly the same as Will's.
The only thing Sam Adams is guilty of lying about is having sex with another man. Period. Nothing more. Nothing less. And based on his campaign platform, he was voted on BY THE PEOPLE OF PORTLAND to take the position of mayor, instead of the other candidates on the ticket.

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"That a politician can use lies, and demand others lie, destroy any other viable candidate that would add to the discussion of what Portland should be, and continues to deceive and lie to us about more than just his personal life - is NOT alright with Portlanders."

1.) And how many politicians haven't lied to get elected? Please give me number.

2.) What else has he lied about while in office?
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DEAR READERS: WHY DO YOU SUPPORT SAM? WHAT DO YOU DO HERE IN pdx?

Are willing to forgive for any reason?
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When a city commissioner starts a mentoring program, attends a conference full of minors who know him as said city commissioner, gets digits and eventually fucks a teenager... it's not private or ethically sound in any way. Secondly, since when did lowering ethical standards for gay professionals become "loving the gay"? Is it love, or playing show tunes 'cause all fags like show tunes? Being against the recall has nothing to do with forgiveness or progressiveness, it's purely the stance of self-absorbed cyclistas, developers of shitty Bauhaus-knockoff ikea condos, and europhiles who like watching a bunch of preening dicks fake injuries.


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"Being against the recall has nothing to do with forgiveness or progressiveness, it's purely the stance of self-absorbed cyclistas, developers of shitty Bauhaus-knockoff ikea condos, and europhiles who like watching a bunch of preening dicks fake injuries."

What will you do when all the self absorbed cyclistas, developers, and europhiles win?
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@BlackedOut
Considering the trite nature of PDOT's proposed bike rental project/yellow bike redux, the sizeable number of empty condos available in town, and dwindling MLS attendance, I'll probably wait for the other shoe to drop. Thanks for asking.
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I think Sam Adams is a disgrace, but I'm still not signing this petition.
Anything that helps the right wing agenda I am against, even if that means keeping mayor creepy.