Over the weekend, I expressed my confusion over the media's obsession
with Supervisor Ed Jew. After some thought, I admitted, "Well,
maybe if a Filipino person did something equally embarrassing,
I would be obsessed, too."
Be careful what you wish for, y'all. YouTube clips of Cebu prisoners
dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Queen's "Radio
Gaga," and "I Will Follow Him" from "Sister
Act" won the prestigious award of Best Week Ever on VH1.
I've always wanted to win Best Week Ever. Maybe now I have a chance.
User "InsidiousMUSIC" said, "lmao, for about 4
minutes and 25 seconds...I was embarrassed for being a Filipino,
but what these inmates are doing is good." The same can be
said of anyone who's met me for the same span of time.
On the other hand, "cassondra123abc" said "this
is why Filipinos ROCK! :]" and I agree. We've always been
known for our superior song and dance skills. It was really only
a matter of time before the rest of the world figured it out.
"Don't threaten me with a good time."
Last night, Luke Thomas, Hope Johnson, and I attended a fundraiser
and open house for Alex Tourk's consulting firm, Ground
Floor Public Affairs.
Proceeds from the event will go to the John Papan Memorial Scholarship
Fund, for late bloomers and special education. John Papan was
the son of former California Assemblymember and "Dean of
the Assembly," Lou Papan. As of the time of publishing, Tourk
and his staff collected over $1,000.
Tourk opened Ground Floor after stepping
down as Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign manager in February
2007, ending 13 years of public service. Clients include California
First Lady Maria Schriver, the SF Giants, and San Francisco Connect.
The new office is located in North Beach, right above the fabulous
Packing 'em in at Tommaso's downstairs.
Alex Tourk and Ground Floor Chief Operating Officer, Jacob Saperstein.
Ground Floor Field Organizer Patrick Collum with Colleen Crowley.
The office space was transformed into a bar, and Alex's desk
served as a makeshift DJ booth. The event was packed with too
many notables and boldfaced names to count, and Luke did his best
to snap photos of everyone. All in all, the food was delicious,
the conversations were delightful, and the people were quality.
As Luke told Alex, "There's a lot of love in this room."
Hope Johnson, Principal/O.G. Alex Tourk, and Elaine Santore.
Alex Tourk, District Attorney Kamala Harris, and former Newsom
Chief of Staff Steve Kawa.
I profiled Alex almost a year ago as one of my first assignments
as an intern for 7x7 magazine. The assignment piqued my interest
in San Francisco politics, and inspired me to start blogging for
SFist. I give Alex credit for being the first person to treat
me like a real journalist, and I'm not alone when I say that I
wish the best for him and all his pursuits.
MC Hammer, Hope Johnson, Alex Tourk, radio host Emily Morse, and
Alexis Wong, president and CEO of AGI Capital Group and Francis
Police Commissioner Joe Alioto-Veronese, Warren
Hincklel, and Julie Veronese.
Mayor's Office Chief of Staff, Phil Ginsburg, Steve Kawa,
and Deputy Chief of Staff Wade Crowfoot.
Deputy Chief of Staff Stuart Sunshine and Alex Tourk.
Newsom Communications Director Nathan Ballard and Alex Tourk.
Board President Aaron Peskin to Phil Ginsburg: You're on my turf
Alex Tourk, POA President Gary Delagnes, and Bob Brigham.
Peace in the Middle East: Elaine Santore and Andrew Ross.
Which city commission administratrix, who's been outed in the
past for writing slanderous, racist, homophobic tripe on political
message boards, continues to sink to new lows resurfacing cloaked
as a misogynistic anonymous tipster on the city's most popular