Monday, November 28, 2005

Mayor West: Sorry to see you go... NOT!

Spokane Mayor Jim West,

I have 13 words for you. Don't let the door hit your backside on the way out the door.

The Seattle Gay News has written extensively about you over the years, including just a couple weeks before the world would come to hear about your double life. Each article reported that you where a foe of LGBT equality.

The Seattle Times recently wrote a feature titled, "Even the mayor wonders: Who is the real Jim West?" The paper asks "...which West will voters have in mind when they decide whether to dump the first-term mayor?":

The professional politician who was leading the city to a long-overdue renaissance?

Or "therightbi-guy," one of the names the mayor used while cruising online for young men? Or darker still, the former sheriff's deputy and Boy Scout leader who stands accused of molesting young boys decades ago?

Even if you're truly the "professional politician" you have claimed to be. Don't expect the Gay community to shed any tears if you get swept out of office. You're a hypocritical politician who has exploited the Gay community and others to further your own political goals.

Yours Truly,
Robert Raketty

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