Unfortunately, Oregon does not currently publicize the registered sex offenders living within the state. Consequently, we are unable to provide any information about Oregon's sex offender population.
In discussions with Oregon state officials, we learned that Oregon does plan to provide a web-based registry of its sex offenders. Their planned implementation date is July 1, 2006.
We will eagerly await the introduction of Oregon's online sex offender registry. As soon as Oregon data is available, we will provide it to Family Watchdog visitors.
So Kulongoski went three years without "putting children first" when it comes to their safety. The only reason we have a sex offender registry even coming is thanks to my representative Jerry Krummel (and others) who put together a bill to establish one.
But this is something that I believe could have been done by executive order or simply a directive to the Department of Corrrections. Kulongoski failed Oregon's children.
(The title of this post is going to be my continued play on Randy Leanard's favorite accusation towards conservatives, if you catch him on Lars' show you know what I'm talking about)