Friday, June 12, 2009
The Reps have initiated a big so-called "ethics" flap by making "violation of the public trust" accusations against two ingenuous Dems. It seemed the Dems put in writing an "I'll-scratch-your-back-if-you'll-scratch-mine" deal they'd made with a wily Rep. Essentially, the deal was that the Dems would support some measures important to the Rep, if the Rep would support a tax measure the Dems wanted. At last count, The Doser knows of only three naive Oregonians that believe that legislative measures are passed solely on the basis of persuasive oratory. Everybody else believes that they are passed,usually, on the basis of tit-for-tat agreements. Deals like: I will support measures that you are interested in if you will support a measure that I favor.