Portland mayor admits past relationship with teen
"I lied at the time because I was afraid that people would believe untrue rumors being circulated by an undeclared mayoral opponent that I had broken a law involving sexual relations with a minor. But this is not a good excuse."
Translation: "I didn't tell you the truth because I didn't think you were smart enough to comprehend the number 18." Maybe he doesn't trust anyone who actually would vote for him.
The story notes that Adams, presently in Washington for the Obama coronation, will cut his trip short to issue a public apology in Portland this afternoon. Welcome to the New Age.