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Can we recall this guy?

Posted by DOUG. | July 24, 2007 7:34 AM

Good luck with that, Peter. Pfft!

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 24, 2007 8:45 AM

OPARB wants to escalate the swearing contest? This could get interesting. How many official pre-release recipients were there? And how many unofficial recipients, in how many chains of custody?

Note that Chief K publicly and unequivocally denies seeing the OPARB draft in advance of the leak (Seattle Times, June 19):

Kerlikowske said he had not received a copy of the report, which has not been released publicly. It was obtained by The Seattle Times, and when a reporter read him the key findings, he called them "absolutely false."
Apart from the policy dispute, and the question of how the report reached the Times, is OAPRB now on record calling Kerlikowske a liar on this more mundane process-story clash of assertions?

Potentially interesting that a letter "hand-delivered to the Mayor’s office" received same-day posting in the media. Anything special to report on that front, Jonah?

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 24, 2007 9:54 AM

Is Patrick Fitzgerald available?

Only a really stupid journalist would encourage a witchhunt on a leak, but have at it!

Posted by Valerie Plame | July 24, 2007 12:22 PM

I read this to mean that OPARB does not want to play the political game that the Mayor's office is used to playing. For OPARB to publicly release any journalist to freely report if they leaked the document is a smart move. Their obvious goals are accountability, transparancy and good government (not re-election). Good for them!
It will be interesting to see if the Mayor, Tim Ceis and the Chief have the same good ethics.

Posted by Batman | July 24, 2007 1:38 PM

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