Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, has announced his resignation effective Wednesday, Feb. 18. At least we think he’s a Democrat: his party affiliation isn’t made clear in most news outlets.

Here’s a copy of Kitzhaber’s statement, in which he calls it “deeply troubling” that “a person can be charged, tried, convicted and sentenced by the media with no due process.

Daily Beast editor Justin Miller says it’s not a Friday night news dump, but rather a composting.


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