"West's Public Policy Conflicts with Private Life" - Karen Dorn Steele - Spokesman Review

"West's Public Policy Conflicts with Private Life" - Karen Dorn Steele - Spokesman Review

by: Karen Dorn Steele | publication date: May 5, 2005 | Publication: The Spokesman-Review |

". . .Because of his clout as the former Senate majority leader and his reputation for attacking his enemies, no one has publicly confronted West about any discrepancy between his private sexual behavior and his political stances, people in politics and in Spokane’s gay community have said.
While members of Spokane’s gay community said it’s widely rumored that West is a closeted gay man, they also said his sexual orientation is only an issue when his behavior intrudes on the legislative process and public policy. . ."

Spokesman Review reporter Karen Steele exposes sexual abuse of young men by Spokane's Mayor, Jim West.

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