On December 6th, Spokane voters get a chance to vote on whether Mayor Jim West should continue to be the mayor of Washington's 2nd largest city. Mayor West you recall was caught red handed in an expose of offering city jobs for sexual favors. He is under fire from both sides of the fence. Now some may say that I am a hypocrite for wanting West to leave office when I supported President Clinton during his sexual escapades, that may be so. West's malfeasant was uncovered by the local "rah rah" paper The Spokesman Review. These charges are much more serious in the fact that he abused public trust not only in politics, but as a scoutmaster, a sheriff's deputy and it looks like the deeper you look, the more trouble you find. This is from a die hard Conservative who stood for discrimination of Gays and groups who would not dream of committing the crimes that he is accused of. According to the Seattle Times,
there is a court hearing on whether more internet information will be released.
Jim West is a man with no support from either party and should step down from his position before he is forced to leave, as he will be on December 6th.