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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kate Brown on Cylviagate

Executive summary: "Don't blame me."

Comments (8)

Blah, blah, blah, I need another report, blah, blah, blah, we're gonna try harder, blah, blah, blah.


The buck stops nowhere in Oregon. Just pass it to the person on your right and go back to daydreaming.

Kate Brown is not going to make the next edition of Profiles in Courage

I forgot that Sorensen had passed.

Nice attempt to weasel out of any responsibility by blaming a weak process. Unfortunately for them the process to eliminate favoritism is in place, they just chose to ignore it. Her bid should have been eliminated at stage 1.

I'm sure if there was anything skeezy going on Gary Blackmer (the former City Auditor who helped Sten design Portland's Clean Election's Program) would have gotten to the bottom of it.

Kudos to the contracting officers who wouldn't go along with clearly unethical and improper (and probably illegal) practices.

This was not a complicated, philosophical difference: the practices imposed on the process would be recognized as wrong to any competent (and honest) contracting officer, and in fact were pointed out at each step of the process, to no avail.

The DOJ and the judge, in my opinion, were correct: people should have been fired for their interference and favoritism. That they were too important or too connectd not to have been is just another insult to those who try to do their jobs according to the rules, but is an unfortunate--and not uncommon--hazard of government procurement.

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