Charlie Hales' Bookshelf Gloomier Than He Lets On
One thing colleagues of Portland mayoral candidate and former City Commissioner Charlie Hales find noteworthy about him, as WW reported in its recent profile, is that his core political beliefs are hard to pin down.
Once a registered Republican, then a non-affiliated voter, and a Democrat since 1998, Hales maintains that he's more pragmatic than ideological. Adversaries have described him as opportunistic.
But perhaps the closest thing to a philosophical touchstone WW could find with Hales is his fondness for a foul-mouthed car-hater who despises both major political parties and believes America is in an irreversible decline.
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May 03, 2012
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