2/13/2015 update: Phil Knight gave Kitz a $250K campaign contribution last year, so he’s still got a bit of a debt to work off, and as UO President he’d have plenty of chances. Seems crazy, but remember UO was the state’s consolation prize to Frohnmayer, after his run for governor failed. On the other hand, Kitzhaber doesn’t seem to be good enough at hiding public records to survive long in Johnson Hall.
2/11/2015 update: His “assisted suicide” firing of Lariviere finally makes sense. Remember, you heard this absurd rumor here first!
2/11/2015: Kitzhaber resignation imminent, brought down after hiding public records.
That’s the implication from this RG story on Kate Brown’s emergency return to Oregon from a DC conference. She’s #1 in the succession line.
What brought Kitzhaber down? He hid public records, the reporters got suspicious, and suspicious reporters work very hard to get answers.