First, here's the television spot that is running in East Multnomah County.
Second, some blog round-up on the Minnis cover-up story:
The disturbing facts of a sexual abuse case that Oregon Speaker of the House Karen Minnis paid $20k to try and cover up and ignore. Time after time, the scandals of Karen Minnis are brushed under the rug. This is too much. When will the voters of East County see her for what she is?
It is clear that even in Karen Minnis' private life, she has no regard for protecting women from sexual predators, and in this case, protecting women from her own brother-in-law.
Loaded Orygun first had a reaction:
This is an ugly, disgusting story made worse by the fact a police officer and state legislator (and the potential Oregon House Speaker) didn't report their dirtbag relative to the police. This is a complete and total violation of the public trust.
And then, Loaded Orygun dug into the hypocrisy. Quoting Karen Minnis:
Ladies and gentlemen I think we need to send a message that it doesn't matter who you are or what you do. That if you do something like this against one of the children of this state, there will be a price to pay. There will be a price to pay. Just because a clock runs out doesn't mean that you're not going to be held accountable.
There's also conversation happening over at DailyKos.com.
Of course, this Minnis story is sordid and ugly. If you're looking for something positive and uplifting to do, join the Bus Project in making phone calls getting out the vote for Rob Brading.