Hats Off to David's Oregon Picayune via Oregon Guy Thinks.
Recently the Oregon Marine Board held a series of meetings seeking public input regarding a possible van on motor boats and float planes on Waldo Lake, in the Cascades southeast of Eugene. After hearing all sides and giving the proposal much consideration, the Board decided to proceed with the ban.
At least that's the story we've been told. It turns out, not so much.
According to Paul Donheffner, who was at the time the State Marine Director, prior to the public hearings, Governor Kulongoski's office had already informed him of what the boards decision would be, and furthermore used the Oregon Department of Justice to lean on Donheffner and the board.
So if you attended one of those meetings, congratulations. You were, in effect, witnesses at a show trial for Waldo Lake.