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Our “Handy  Dandy” Lane County Government Violates Oregon Public Meetings Law
“A Slap Down” or a Slap on the Back?

By Scott Rohter - January 2011

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes” – Proverbs 12:15

Does Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy know the difference between a slap down and a slap on the back? Well apparently not, because he thinks that Judge Michael Gillespie gave him and Commissioner Pete Sorenson the green light to go ahead and hold more of the those cozy little one on one “ chain meetings” with  other members of the Board Commissioners, behind closed doors to deliberate on matters of public policy. See my article: Slapped Down by the Judge but Not Knocked Down. Apparently Mr. Handy is not only “not so handy” but he is also not so bright…or was that just a lot of spin that he was laying down in that radio interview that he did with KUGN.

After all that has happened since former Commissioner Ellie Dumdi filed a lawsuit against Commissioners Rob Handy, Peter Sorenson, and Bill Fleenor, if Mr. Handy still doesn’t know that he and “Shifty” Peter Sorenson did something wrong, then he needs to check himself into Lane County Mental Health for a good “reality check”. We’ve got some pretty well paid doctors over there according to the latest salary figures released by Lane County, and they might as well be earning some of their money. If all of those psychiatrists over there could just figure out how and why criminals are able to do what they do, then perhaps they could develop a cure for sociopaths, or at least a treatment to control their criminal behavior! I suggest that they use Rob Handy and Peter Sorenson as human guinea pigs!

If they could discover a therapeutic drug for Pete and Rob, (funny how that rhymes with cheat and rob) then perhaps they could both “serve out their terms” on the Board of Commissioners and the good residents of Eugene and River Road who put them there, could re‑elect them to another term of four years when their current terms expire in 2012. Peter Sorenson and Rob Handy are both up for re-election again in 2012. I hope you voters in Eugene and River Road have long memories!

"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter


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