So, it's been roughly 24 hours or so since the latest chapter in the Sam Adams story broke. Along with checking in on the comments here at BlueOregon, I've been reading the wide-ranging comments from people on Twitter, the group-texting social-network. (Incidentally, I've heard, but can't find a source to verify, that Portland has more Twitter users per-capita than anywhere else.)
I've grabbed around a hundred of them to share with you. There's a bunch of opinion all over the place, along with plenty of snark (and a little vitriol) directed at the Mayor, the press, the police union, and others. (And if you want to read everything, or the latest Twitter comments, do a fresh search here.)
24 hours ago
scotthuber: Breaking: Portland Mayor Sam Adams accused of sexual relationship with 17 year old, in Willamette Week.
leakarts: Oh Sam Adams! C'mon!!!
acuteangle: Sam Adams has let us down. Well, he's a true politician now, so that's out of the way. This other new guy better not lie. http://is.gd/gwkO (expand)
coreydu: Breaking: Portland mayor Sam Adams lied about his relationship with former intern, according to Willy Week: http://tinyurl.com/a7b5my (expand)
wordchick: Sam Adams reaction: deep sorrow.
jeffharrop: On all the news about Sam Adams...wonderful back to the Clinton days where everyone pretends sex is the biggest thing to scandalize us
Bachelorum: Sam Adams had an affair with an 18 year old named "Beau Breedlove" Really? That's a porn name!
23 hours ago
kyleyoungblom: Damn. It. Sam. Adams.
20 hours ago
capnleela: was told earlier we need to do a sex-themed issue. um, politics + sex? who'd be interested in that? cue news: what's this about sam adams?
quilttrip: So Sam Adams has pretty much ruined Inauguration Day, huh?
StevenWalling: Sam Adams is a deft politician. Admitting a sex scandal on the eve of a historic Presidential inauguration? Smart move, if crass.
verso: Can I just say that if Sam Adams had taken up with a newly 18 year old GIRL this whole thing would be winks and elbow nudges. #dblstandard
12 hours ago
Bonobo23: I support Sam Adams. The public had no business prying into his sex life in the first place.
jzmills: Sam Adams had an affair with an intern. Beau Breedlove. What's worse, the affar or his name? Keep Portland weird.
11 hours ago
billmason: Congratulating Portland mayor Sam Adams for finding a way to knock Obama out of the newspaper lead headline. Christ on a crutch.
10 hours ago
SleepyOwlzzz: Come to work prepared to bask in the glow of the inaguration & get hit w/Sam Adams bomb by my boss who is dumb. Is it true? What's going on?
toddmintz: The Sam Adams scandal is breaking on the one day where it's not going to be front page news in PDX...lucky for him.
lancejmayhew: Just realized that he knows far too many people involved in the Sam Adams sex scandal. And doesn't believe Sam at all. Time to resign Sam.
kristinaking: hopes Sam Adams stays Portland Mayor. Why do sex lives have to eff up public service? Doesn't care if he lied about it! It's sex!
9 hours ago
shendison: Any other PDXers just get an email from Mayor Sam Adams apologizing for lying about his homosexual affair, and asking the guy to lie too?
shendison: It sure is a well timed apology by Sam Adams. Sure to fly quietly under the radar with the Presidential inauguration happening as we speak.
Goboz: Crap front page of the Huffington Post "Sam Adams, Portland Mayor, Admits Relationship With Teen Following Year Of Denial"
ltl: damnit, sam adams.
simpledoubt: @nevafeva I'm with you on the Sam Adams deal. What he does in his personal time shouldn't matter. Who had 16 months to investigate that?
hayleyrebecca: Thanks a lot Mayor Sam Adams.
8 hours ago
komouse: and a big fuck you to Sam Adams.
heathra: I really don't care who Sam Adams sleeps with, as long as everyone is of legal age and consenting. Just saying.
heathred: am i missing something re: sam adams? if he lied, it was TO THE PRESS. possibly to avoid outing his young partner. why do people care?
bill_of_lading: I don't care who Sam Adams sleeps with. It certainly doesn't affect his ability to do his job; we elected him for his potential in office.
ajootian: Th Sam Adams "scandal'' is boorish right wing agitprop. Th boy was 18. No story there.
Todfilm: On Sam Adams having sex with 18 year old, is this a bad thing? Since when is consensual sex between two adults a bad thing?
7 hours ago
jacobuskaminus: Officially annoyed at Sam Adams.
otcpdx: Wow. I am pretty damn unhappy with Sam Adams right now.
stechz: Upset at the behavior by Sam Adams: http://is.gd/gxgP (expand). I expect more from a representive of the gay community and Portland. :(
frightening: so sam adams has been mayor for what, a week, and people want him to step down already =/
6 hours ago
adriang23: Is it wrong of me to wish I was Sam Adams intern? http://tinyurl.com/93l3h3 (expand)
bike4myLIFE: Darn it Sam Adams, why did you choose to lie? I don't care about your personal, adult relationships, just don't lie!
tonylux: Wow. It seems that sam adams got himself into some deep shit.
jacobuskaminus: You gotta appreciate Sam Adams' diabolic genius in releasing this news just to coincide with "No Other News But The Inauguration Day".
willradik: Trying to figure out why it was anyone's business who Sam Adams was fucking in the first place.
TylerInCMYK: I'm feeling like the Sam Adams thing is gonna go national and Portland is gonna look ugly. It's really too bad.
lyzadanger: This Sam Adams thing is very regrettable. Not super. Bad, actually.
illustr8r: @ericjodom Where can I get my very own Sam Adams action figure/bobblehead?
RobotAdam: I'm not sure what to think about the Sam Adams deal, but I know what I think about people calling for him to resign or be recalled.
Aumie: I am still upset about Sam Adams.
myredtie: Oh Mayor Sam Adams, how can we trust what you say? You even asked someone else to lie in this cover up. "shaking head."
5 hours ago
mrgayportland28: Sam Adams to make speech at 1:30 hmmm better clear the air mr
Jmartens: Mayor Sam Adams should resign
snelson: Sam Adams interrupts inauguration coverage to apologize for lying about a prior sexual relationship. Really? Right now? #pdx
willradik: I hate that people are even suggesting that Sam Adams should resign or be recalled because of this silly nonsense.
wendemm: doesn't really get the Sam Adams thing. Should she be upset? She isn't. She doesn't get why people lie about this kind of thing.
Ramona_W: It's not like Sam Adams is the first person to lie about who he had sex with so give him a freakin' break. These press folks are viscious!
marylougall: This Sam Adams press conference is almost comical
willradik: Heh. Getting mad at the reporters in the Sam Adams press conference. #thesamadamsthing
Ramona_W: @willradik No. Shit. How much of it is legitimate questioning and how much is bitchiness cuz Sam Adams is gay? "Did this tarnish the day?"
bissell: I didn't even know Sam Adams was gay, and I still don't care. Can we get back to fixing government now?
justinkistner: Don't care about the Sam Adams issue.
willradik: @Ramona_W I'm going to put on purple eyeliner and make a "Leave Sam Adams Alone" video. Leave Sam Adams A-LONE! LEAVE HIM ALONE!!
willradik: The Portland Police, who don't want to be subject to the scrutiny of a review board, want Sam Adams to resign for lying. Shame. Hypocrisy.
blinnpdx: Jeez they are really coming down on Sam Adams. Legally consenting people have sex? OH NOES TEH WORLD ENDS.
Ramona_W: Leave Sam Adams alone! Is there no one who has had a relationship with someone it was legal to shtup but that they now regret shtuping?
gocosmonaut: I am stunned Sam Adams took so many questions. I didn't think so yesterday, but his administration might be too damaged to continue.
PDXyogini: is sad at how the Puritanical, out-dated attitude toward sex between consenting adults drives public figures to lie! Watching Sam Adams now
marylougall: Wow the police are mad at Sam Adams - that's for sure
hopkinsrocks: Sam Adams' black rimmed glasses look suspiciously gay.
gocosmonaut: I voted for Sam Adams and wanted him to stay. This press conference has been a fiasco, and has exposed his crisis management skills....
alissa_pdx: Wondering if Sam Adams will resign. I had such high hopes for him. What a let down.
mmmfiber: If Sam Adams resigns I'll stick a fork in my eye.
qpdx: Whoa. Indymedia is being the most intense questioner here at the Sam Adams press conference
amysue: C'mon Portlanders, this is America! Lying about sex is expected from politicians. Give Mayor Sam Adams a break. #sexscandal
4 hours ago
willradik: Commissioner Fritz pretty much just took the mic away from Sam Adams and told the press, in so many words, to fuck off and stop being dicks.
Studyinlight: Sam Adams was just grilled by the Portland press. The Police Union asked him to step down. What craziness!!
casperpdx: rolling my eyes at the art of ignorance of the Portland Public in the reaction to the truth of Sam Adams' fling 2 years ago! Get real people
willradik: @Lelonopo Heh. This whole Sam Adams business is terribly sad and ugly. That press conference was awwwwful.
heidib: Dear local news: Why? Dear Sam Adams, Don't you know where you live? Both of you: Just stop and let it die a newsdeath.
willradik: @yuetsu Steve Job's health impacts his ability to DO HIS JOB. How does Sam Adams banging some young guy affect his job performance?
crunchysue: Boss: Sam Adams ought to be punished (recalled) for his immoral lying. Me: You and I are not in agreement.
verbz: wtf Sam Adams!? Ugh! Why today?
patrikilpatrick: Thinking about the cluster fuck that sam adams is in
chrisorourke: I had sex with an 18 year old...I was 19. Nope not really newsworthy is it? Why is it for Sam Adams? blegh I hate drama.
satyricrash: -- uh, why WOULDN'T Sam Adams be having a fling with a sexy young thing, he is certainly a strapping fellow. I think I like him MORE now.
amycgx: Curious to know what Sam Adams' fans think of the situation and the timing of his confession.
3 hours ago
colinmeloy: All this Sam Adams bullshit is making me cringe. Doesn't the Portland press corp have anything better to do?
schmelectra: The first openly gay mayor of a "top 40 city", portland's own Sam Adams, is involved in a sex scandal. Awesome.
JevonPepper: Shame on you Sam Adams!
dreww: I am really having a hard time caring about the Sam Adams "scandal", not living there aside.
annebocci: Sam Adams, c'mon, I don't care that you had sex with him. Please just try to save your integrity...because we need you. http://www.wweek.com
unquabain: Here's what bugs me about Sam Adams. People think "Homosexual" is a synonym for "Hedonist." Adams failed to show it isn't. Discuss.
2 hours ago
peachcherub: For those who think Sam Adams should step down for having sex with an intern, I have 3 words for you: William Jefferson Clinton.
peachcherub: @willradik That was more intended in support of Sam Adams. Bill Clinton lied to a grand jury and still remained president, though impeached.
Savage575: I think, as a nation, we need more Milk and less Sam Adams
bliccy: I'm sorry, who *wouldn't* sleep with Sam Adams? With those glasses and that hair, he redefines MILF. Interns are only so strong, guys.
simpledoubt: I think people are up in arms about Sam Adams because he's gay. Had it been a woman no one would be concerned and that's upsetting.
1 hour ago
addybojangles: Damnit Sam Adams, way to reinforce stereotypes. Ugh.
Ramona_W: I was explaining my understanding of Sam Adams situation and the person I was talking to giggled, said, "Portland's mayor is gay?" #notcool
sicklittlejag: @bliccy oh god. Sam Adams is a silver fox. I would tap that so hard. /going to hell!
schutzsmith: @LogoMotives i knew you would! ;) Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. I'm telling ya, it sounds like a gay soap opera sponsored by a beer company
_luk3: People should leave Mayor Sam Adams alone
Ramona_W: @willradik But the press went so easy on Clinton is what I'm saying. Supposedly the press is very liberal but they were savaging Sam Adams.
caitlinkeely: I still love Sam Adams jsyk.
justinkistner: @lisarokusek I agree, this Sam Adams thing feels more like anti-gay than a real problem.
Within the last hour
lrotter: Gah!!! I am so tiered of hearing about the Sam Adams drama...WHO EFFING CARES
willradik: Sam Adams should retaliate against the PPA by making the police wear pink uniforms. He can do that, right? That'd be sweet. Pink cars, too.
wheeldog: Because I was paying more attention to the inauguration,I thought all the Sam Adams' tweets were about the BEER. LOL :P now I know better.
By Kari Chisholm
Jan. 20, 2009
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