View new Dudley video on Kitzhaber home loan ethics charges.
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Ah, he doesn’t like negative ads. Except when they’re coming from him.
Not a Rino, but a Hippo.
If it looks like a conflict of interest and it smells like a conflict of interest–it could very well be a conflict of interest. The Oregon Ethics Guidelines book states; If there could even be a “percieved” conflict of interest or an issue of ethics to abstain from such action. Page 28 of the Oregon Government Standards and Practices “Guide for Public Officials” says;
“When in doubt, don’t.” the Guide also states that an official or ex-official may ask for an opinion- ” if you are uncertain it is best to refrain from such action” and “the best way to protect yourself from review, investigation and penalties as well as the related publicity and public scrutiny–is to avoid any action that potentially violates GS&P laws.”
In other words a two-term governor should have known to avoid ANY POTENTIAL conflict of interest if he was even remotely familiar with Oregon Ethics laws.
Chris Dudley supporters and the ethics commision have good reason to question Kitzhaber’s loan which “appears” to be a special deal–avoidance would have prevented any “related publicity and public scrutiny.” Even if he is cleared– the “potential conflict” is enough to warrant an investigation by the GSPC. Ethics 101…….
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