Overheard in Fog City
Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal publisher.
Photo by Adam Aufdencamp
January 8, 2007
Matt Gonzalez said to have said
he's going to run for Mayor! You heard it here
first (unofficially of course).
The million dollar question remains, for now, unanswered: When
will Gonzalez announce?
According to an elected confidant and fellow political missionary,
Gonzalez should declare now to begin the fundraising effort.
Other brothers of family crest and graduates of Sun
Tzu teachings opine mid-July is the opportune time to Blitzkrieg
Former Board President Matt Gonzalez with RBA clan members Angus
Richard Hart and RBA Chieftain Sean Keighran.
School Board shifts to the left with the feminine touch
With the swearing in of Board Members Jane Kim, Hydra Mendoza
and Kim-Shree Maufus, Friday, the San Francisco School Board has
decidedly shifted to the left.
San Francisco School Board members Kim-Shree Maufus, Jane Kim
and Hydra Mendoza.
Whereas before, when a more conservative body dominated the board,
the new seven-member panel is now comprised of four solid progressive
members including Mark Sanchez, Kim-Shree Maufus, Jane Kim and
The board has also made a shift to the political anima which
should bode well in protecting San Francisco public education
by working with the city to help push and prioritize affordable
housing for low-income families.
Daly throws a party for Jane Kim
Following the San Francisco School Board swearing in ceremony,
Friday, Supervisor Chris Daly threw a lavish City Hall soiree
for newly elected board member Jane Kim. As many as 300 party
goers attended the merry fest, feasting on Asian delicacies and
imbibing cocktails named after Kim and Daly.
Chris Daly toasts Jane Kim (right) joined by Sarah Low Daly (left)
and School Board Member Mark Sanchez.
Julian Davis, Jane Kim and Andrew Blue
Seth Walker and fiance Deirdre Lehn
Sasaneh Solimani RN BSM, Political Consultant David Sloan and
Publisher Shima Moore
It's Question Time
Mayor Gavin Newsom's been taking some heat lately for dodging
the will of the voters who passed a non-binding ordinance requesting
the Mayor of San Francisco to attend Board of Supervisor meetings,
to answer questions posed by Supervisors.
56 percent of San Francisco voters said it should be so.
Now, since we don't live under a parliamentary system (and
that's a real shame) where Prime ministers all around the
world routinely engage in rich and artful debate, making a version
of Question Time that works with the present form of San Francisco
government is going to be a little like putting
a big circle into a little square.
Nevertheless, the public hath spoken and Newsom cannot afford
to snub voters in an election year.
Pelosi says no to Bush troop level increase in Iraq
After almost 500 billion dollars has been wasted on the war in
Iraq, Pelosi is now standing up to Bush and saying"no blank
check" for Iraq, suggesting the new congress could use its
authority to hasten an end to the war.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. File photo.
With Pelosi now elected Speaker and congress firmly in the hands
of Democrats, Pelosi could also begin impeachment proceedings
against Bush and Cheney and hasten her path to the presidency,
if only for a short time before voters go to the polls to elect
a new president in 2008.
But, impeachment is unlikely since Pelosi committed herself to
taking impeachment off
Meanwhile, 53 percent of Americans, according to a Zogby
poll, believe Bush should be impeached; 59 percent of San
Franciscans voted for Measure J calling for the impeachment of
Bush and Cheney; and 1000 Americans gathered at Ocean Beach, Saturday,
in the heart of Pelosi's constituency, to spell out the message
Photo by John Montgommery, Beach