Never say never

Last week, we learned Battle Ground Deputy Mayor Phil Haberthur willingly attended the Britney Spears concert.

Not only did he admit to going to Ms. Spears’ show, he confessed to liking the performance.

Turns out, there’s another name to add to Haberthur’s list of questionable music choices.

Haberthur – an attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Vancouver – for months had a Miley Cyrus poster in his office.

Haberthur came into work one day to find that a coworker had placed a magazine cover of Miley on his office door.

“I thought it was funny so I left it,” he said.

The president of Haberthur’s law firm came to visit the office and didn’t share Haberthur’s amusement.

“He said, ‘I know clients don’t come back here, but it’s not really the look we’re going for,’” Haberthur recalled.

So Haberthur relocated the poster to inside his office. He found a photo of a coworker, cut her face out and pasted it over Miley’s face on the poster.

A few months later, when it was time for an audit of the law firm, Haberthur’s coworkers begged him to remove the poster before auditors arrived. So he took it down for good.

“I like my teeny-bop music,” Haberthur said. “What can I say?”

But Haberthur was quick to point out that he is not a “Bieber believer.”

“That’s when I broaden my horizons,” he said. “I’ll never say never. I went to a Britney concert.”

Justin Bieber’s recent song, concert tour and movie were all titled “Never Say Never.”

So we gotta ask: Was Haberthur’s comment off-the-cuff or does he need to add a certain teen heartthrob to his favorites list?

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