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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Help wanted -- must be able to look other way

The City of Portland is formally advertising for a new ombudsman. Unlike the old ombudsman, this one can be fired at any time. But they want someone with "a high degree of neutrality and independence." That's quite a cocktail.

Comments (6)

It's also impossible. Of course, some people would do almost anything for money. Portland's mayor has surrounded himself with many of these people.

I'll do it. Like Groucho Marx, I have principles. And if you don't like them, I have others.

I think the message this sends to CoP rank and file employees is pretty clear: "Whistleblowers needn't bother reporting anything, but if you do try, you won't be protected."

It's so much more efficient to not have to deal with such nuisances.

I'll do it and tell the truth about the city and PDC. Oh crap that just disqualified me.

Must have access to killer buds.

(in your best German accent):

I know nawwww-FINK, I see nawwww-FINK!

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