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I, as a young adult, was involved in a 'romance' with an older, powerful man. I, like Beau, was a secret. I, like Beau, was not a long term commitment for the older fellow. I, like Beau, was asked to lie about the relationship. Unlike Beau I have had a number of years to grow up and realize the implications of what happened to me.
The relationship badly damaged my feelings of self worth. It cheapened me. The resulting damage to me took many years to heal.
When I look back at the man with whom I was involved one thing glares at me. What kind of person was he to use a young, vulnerable person so? Was he really so egocentric that he had no concern for the harm he caused me? Did he have any scruples about going after what he wanted in other arenas of his life?
No offense to Mr. Wagner, but shame on him for saying 'it's simply time to move on'. The victims of Sam Adams do not just move on. And with his obvious lack of morals and scruples, one has to wonder how many victims of Sam Adams there are. This is the type of man Mr. Wagner wants to run our city? It is time for Mr. Wagner to not smooth the path for an obviously deficient man. I will be first in line to recall Sam Adams.
I agree an affair is just an affair when it's between equals. However, Mr. Adams did not have an affair with an equal in terms of power or age.
My wish is for Mr. Adams to discuss this on the radio on Monday.
Let's put Mr. Adams out to pasture with Mr. Goldschmidt.
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