Can we recall this guy?
Good luck with that, Peter. Pfft!
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."
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?
Is Patrick Fitzgerald available?
Only a really stupid journalist would encourage a witchhunt on a leak, but have at it!
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.
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