Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is in the newspapers, again, lying about her critics, her agenda, and her actions to date. Thursday’s “open letter” is mostly public relations and posturing disguised as an effort to inform the community. True to form, she bobs and weaves like a pro, including just enough “golly shucks” moments to make herself sound credible. Consider:
Of all the politicians I have encountered over the years, no one spins a tale like Boise’s new mayor. There’s a reason I call her “Lying Lauren” and “Mendacious McLean.” Her record of deceitfulness after just eight months in office explains why, when confronted by a TV reporter, McLean couldn’t straight up answer the question “are you a socialist” with a simple yes or no.
McLean’s “open letter” is filled with a lot of words about “community before ideology.” But words are just words. Her deeds, so far, prove she’s all about ideology, and one that is better suited to Portland than it is Boise.