Thanks to the eloquent and tightly-argued court presentation by the Public Defender Drake Aehegma the Magnificent Seven case before the Multnomah County District Court has been dismissed. Your Intrepid Reporter was the only defendant in the courtroom — the only one of seven actually to be there in person — when the judge announced his decision to dismiss the case.
I have paid my dues to the sogenannte Jamie Partridge Method of political activity: when he wrote that my erstwhile political opponent Representative Earl Blumenauer [Third District of Oregon: Democrat] had set in motion a Congressional-delegation-wide letter demanding delay of closures of post offices, I complied with this Socialist veteran union official to send Earl the Pearl a letter, thanking him.
In fact, it’s not the first time I’ve thanked Mr Blumenauer for his public service decisions: I have repeatedly noted, certainly, that back in real time when it counted he voted against the invasion of Iraq. But it’s the first time I ever wrote to my opponent thanking him for an action that was not public.
That’s the issue. That’s the world of private deals that Jamie Partridge, the (deservedly-so, might I insert) head of Community and Postal Workers United, never stops talking about, flying off every other month to some union confab or other, blah, blah.
The hell with it.
First of all, it turns out Mister Blumenauer was not engaged in supporting CPWU; a subsequent email from Mister Partridge made that clear (after I had written my thanks).
Secondly, Blumenauer is the origin and witting cause of our street-repair mess. A post explaining this will be up soon; watch this space.