The headline on the front page of today's Metro section in The Oregonian
, courtesy of reporter Steve Mayes:
"Scott's nonreporting of trip a nonissue in his hometown"
Mayes quotes four people as evidence that residents of Canby do not care about the ethical problems facing their representative, House Majority Leader Wayne Scott. One is the mayor of Canby. The other three are Republicans -- one of whom doesn't even live in Canby
. Interestingly, one of the three Canby residents interviewed actually says that the ethics issues do
matter to her.
So I pose these questions to everyone: Do you care about the fact that one of the most powerful politicians in Salem did not follow state ethics laws after he accepted a free trip to a top Hawaiian luxury resort? Do you care that that politician, Wayne Scott, cavalierly blames his lobbyist supporters for his own improper actions? Do you think we deserve more from our legislators?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, will you follow the directions at this link
to send a letter to The Oregonian
to let them know that you don't think that Wayne Scott's ethics problems are "a nonissue" and that you do not think they should treat it as such, either. (If you also want to talk about Mike Caudle's strong commitment to upholding high ethical standards, visit the campaign homepage
to get information on his pledge to voters.)
Edited to make more sense)