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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And they relied on each other, ah-ah

Drop everything. You've got to read about the night that Neil Goldschmidt walked into his house (the governor's mansion) and found his wife, Margie, hanging out with now-Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto (who was then Neil's chauffeur and bodyguard). And the love triangle "dust-up" between the two big stickmen -- I am not making this up -- backstage at a Dolly Parton concert! It's all in today's O -- buried, of course, on page 3 of the story. More amusing than a John Branam expense report!

Comments (14)

Hey, if the Labrador dog swap made the front page, why wasn't this on the front page?

The statute of limitations on moral fitness is actually a very interesting question. How far back do you dredge up someone's past to determine their fitness for their present position?? People learn from their mistakes, and change their outlook and behaviors as a result. So, ignoring everything else (which is what the DPSST is doing), and looking only at the Sheriff's transgressions from long ago - does that mean he is PRESENTLY "Morally unfit" to be Sheriff?? Perhaps not. I suspect we will have the opportunity to get a determination from a judge in this matter, because I think Bernie may have a pretty strong case on this issue of law.

People learn from their mistakes, and change their outlook and behaviors as a result.

If there's one thing that's crystal clear from this episode, it's that Bernie Giusto hasn't learned a gosh-darn thing.

Frank,

Screwing the bosses wife is probably O.K. where you work. Not so much at the OSP, especially if you are charged with protecting her.

And he's been lying about it ever since, as well as the reasons he was removed from that (ahem!) duty.

He seems to have developed a preference for married women. Again, it may not be a problem in most occupations: it is in this one. Especially when you are able to use your official duties to make the Mister go away for a while.

Kudos to the Sulzberger kid for having the nads to write truth to power. Let's hope he's not checking into the Columbia River Hilton anytime soon.

This should also put an end to the "maybe I won't quit" nonsense.

As the world turns at the pop stand called Portland.

If Bernie pissed off Neil so much, how did he survive back then? I have to give him some credit for his street smarts I guess.

This whole issue looks like a détente. What did Bernie know? Did pillow talk knowledge guarantee Bernie the power to distance himself while ensuring the child rapist would lobby for him?

Whatever happened with Neil's ex-wife? I still think she was the biggest rat in the whole game for calling the 14-year old a predator because she taught kids and knew predators. This whole thing had so many f-ed up presonalities floating around in it.

Screwing the bosses wife is probably O.K. where you work. Not so much at the OSP

But but but, it only about consenting sex between two adults. It's none of our business. Lies? Everybody lies. Especially about sex.

Oh how quickly the philistines forget their pet memes.

Or, have we now evolved past that neanderthal thinking, back to where we were pre-Clinton?

"If Bernie pissed off Neil so much, how did he survive back then?"

Oh gee I can't imagine.

Wait, I can.

Here's a wild notion.

Bernie knew about Neil's repeated rape of the 14 year old.

Or is that "neanderthal thinking"?

Rape? The big "O" has never said he raped her. " Goldschmidt, who later admitted to sexually abusing a teenage girl."

Meg,
Last time I checked, sex with a minor, "consensual" though it may be, is called "statutory rape." So I think saying that Neil raped a teenager is completely accurate.

wow! this is giggle-till-you-drop-to-the-ground-and-then-$hit-your-pants-FUNNY!

Thanks Bernie, we needed that good laught!

((also, thanks to Governor Kiddie-Diddler for his role in this sleazy drama)

Now, is it time for Bernie to go or not?

Can I tell Dano..."book him, Dano!"?????

Whatever happened with Neil's ex-wife?

Still makin' the scene with Bernie, is what I hear.

and I believe she's still teaching high school at Reynolds.


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