Press Talk Why was Madore MIA

first_img“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”Last week I had declared my column a “Madore-free zone.”That would be County Commissioner David Madore. He and his sidekick, Commissioner Tom Mielke, are slowly turning Clark County into a nightmarish Disneyland, with lots of freakish rides that all end badly.People from other parts our state — Oregon as well — are snickering as they watch the various sideshow acts these guys are providing.Going Madoreless was pleasant, and I had a second Madore-free column all set for today. I had planned on writing about attorneys. A few years back I noted that attorneys were a lot like mosquitos: They’re annoying, and there are too many of them.Alas (dramatic pause required here), duty called. Sorry, attorney friends, that column will have to wait just a bit. This latest Madore mulch has pulled me in again!o o oA few days ago County Commissioner Steve Stuart had a going-away party. He was fed up with the M&M boys’ shenanigans, so he opted not to run for re-election and resigned early to take a job in Ridgefield.There had been considerable speculation about whether the M&M boys would show up for Stuart’s going-away party. When I was asked what I thought, I said if I were a betting man I’d bet they both would show. After all — despite their many differences — the polite and honorable thing to do would be to show up.last_img

first_img“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”Last week I had declared my column a “Madore-free zone.”That would be County Commissioner David Madore. He and his sidekick, Commissioner Tom Mielke, are slowly turning Clark County into a nightmarish Disneyland, with lots of freakish rides that all end badly.People from other parts our state — Oregon as well — are snickering as they watch the various sideshow acts these guys are providing.Going Madoreless was pleasant, and I had a second Madore-free column all set for today. I had planned on writing about attorneys. A few years back I noted that attorneys were a lot like mosquitos: They’re annoying, and there are too many of them.Alas (dramatic pause required here), duty called. Sorry, attorney friends, that column will have to wait just a bit. This latest Madore mulch has pulled me in again!o o oA few days ago County Commissioner Steve Stuart had a going-away party. He was fed up with the M&M boys’ shenanigans, so he opted not to run for re-election and resigned early to take a job in Ridgefield.There had been considerable speculation about whether the M&M boys would show up for Stuart’s going-away party. When I was asked what I thought, I said if I were a betting man I’d bet they both would show. After all — despite their many differences — the polite and honorable thing to do would be to show up.last_img

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