TENSION OBVIOUS IN MULTNOMAH COUNTY MEETING
As reported earlier by the Portland Freelancer, (which in blog language, means I linked to the Oregonian), three of our Multnomah County Commissioners can’t stand Chair Diane Linn. Darn it, this is one time where I could have had a scoop. Why? Because if you look at the minutes of the last Multnomah County Commissioners meeting, the signs are all there.
Let’s start with Commissioners Serena Cruz Walsh, Lisa Naito and Maria Rojo de Steffey, who proposed a new county program called the “You Think You’re All That, But You’re Not” Plan. This was followed by Diane Linn’s counterproposal called the “I Can’t Hear You, That Must Be the Wind Blowing” initiative. This led quickly to the trio of Commissioners proposing a new paid allowance for county employees called “Betrayal Leave”, in case you feel betrayed by someone you work with. If that weren’t enough, they followed it with “The Dumb Blonde Relief Act’ which I thought was going too far. It’s so sad the way these things escalate. The minutes go on to say that Diane Linn turned a bright red color and fired back with a program called the “Shut Up , You Skanky Ho’s” Act of 2006, at which point the meeting degenerated into ten minutes of wrestling around on the floor, before adjourning.