The Campaign Spot

Culture of Corruption, Part Twenty-Nine

Over in Oregon:

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger swept into office six months ago with promises of an aggressive administration. But in his first big political test, Kroger chose to punt after a five-month investigation of Portland Mayor Sam Adams, saying he lacked the evidence to prosecute Adams for his sexual relationship with a teenager.

The decision, announced last week, disappointed people who want the mayor recalled. Reporters questioned why Kroger hadn’t convened a grand jury to personally grill Adams and others under oath. At least 15 times during a 30-minute news conference, a tense Kroger directed reporters to read the report.

It will come as an enormous shock to you to learn that Kroger and Adams are both Democrats.

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