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Gesser’s consequences

For whatever it’s worth, I’m a WSU graduate (Class of ‘77) and have been following the Jason Gesser debacle, while shaking my head as it unfolded.

Contributing to the whole sordid story was Jack Thompson “categorically” not recalling the conversation telling an investigator “to stay in my lane and his job is to keep this from the president’s desk.”

Really? You mean just like Gesser saying he “categorically” was opposed to harassment or sexism in the workplace or society in his statement?

I also noticed that in his resignation letter, Gesser wrote: “This is a very difficult time for me and my family … With this personal matter being made public, it is taking a toll on my family.”

But to quote Dr Phil: When you choose the behavior you choose the consequences. And Gesser had earlier stated nothing meant more to him than his integrity and his family.

Apparently neither the former nor the latter was very important to Gesser when he was making unwanted sexual advances on all those women.

The bottom line – this is a sad day for Cougar Nation.

Dan Keenan

Spokane


 

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