Oregon gov. Retread's been adamant in his opposition to oil terminals, coal terminals, and LNG terminals. Why? Well, his First Squeeze has been raking in tens of thousands of dollars from "green energy" companies, capitalizing on her position as an "advisor" to gov. Retread, with the added benefit that as his First Squeeze, she sleeps with him. This isn't just unethical, it's also illegal.
“As soon as John was elected governor, I intentionally changed my business model to decrease the possibility of conflicts of interest,” Hayes said in her statement to WW. “Since becoming first lady, I have chosen to work only for nonprofit clients, not for governmental entities or for-profit companies.”
There are two problems with that assertion. First, under state ethics law, it makes no difference whether Hayes works for a nonprofit or for-profit client.
Second, it is not true.
In her statement to WW, Hayes also denied ever using publicly paid staff to assist her private consulting business.
That’s also not true.
As for Retread, he knows nothing - as usual. He can't even say for sure whether he was in a place after he arrived there.
Business as usual in "Progressive" Portland-dominated Oregon. After all, laws are only for the little people.
When it comes to corruption, Portland's effect on Salem is very much like Chicago's influence on Springfield, Illinois. There is, however, one glaring difference: in Illinois, corrupt politicians occasionally go to jail.