Overheard in Fog City
FCJ Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Photo by Adam Aufdencamp
August 15, 2007, 11:32 a.m. (updated)
Is Supervisor Ed Jew a hypocrite?
Supervisor Ed Jew, who yesterday cast
the loan dissenting vote effectively killing a Supervisor
Gerardo Sandoval authored resolution condemning Michael Savage
for his racist hate speech, voted in favor of a similar resolution
in February condemning racist hate speech from AsianWeek columnist
Not only did Jew vote in favor of the AsianWeek
resolution, but he was also a co-sponsor.
The February resolution condemned AsianWeek and Eng for, "the
inappropriate and damaging column explicitly encouraging racial
discrimination in AsianWeek's February 23, 2006 issue titled,
'Why I hate blacks', January 12, 2007 issue titled 'Why I hate
Asians', and November 24, 2006 issue titled "Proof that Whites
Inherently Hate Us."
Savage's vitriolic diatribes are no less inappropriate and irresponsible
than Eng's verbal diarrhea. Jew, a Chinese-Amercian, recognized
Eng's speech for what it was in February, but yesterday turned
his back on Latino-Americans.
Now, we all believe the first amendment is a right we all should
cherish and uphold, but racist hate speech in the order and magnitude
of the type of filth spewed forth by Eng and Savage, is not only
unacceptable, it is downright irresponsible and should be condemned
by all free-speech-loving Americans, including Jew.
Supervisor Ed Jew
Newsom speaks favorably about Supervisor Chris
Mayor Gavin Newsom was Michael
Krasny's guest on KQED's Forum radio show this morning. According
to a source, Newsom spoke some favorable words about Supervisor
Could it be that Newsom and Daly are finally taking
the high road, rising above their differences in the interest
of serving their constituents on issues
they both agree?
The glass is most certainly half-full if you're an optimist.
Update 8:46 p.m: Here's what Newsom said about Daly:
Krasny: What is it with you and Chris Daly? From your
perspective, more personal or more political?
Newsom: I think it's a combination of both. I told him
the other day - he
came to my office - it was good to see him. I said, 'what
happened to us. You know, I was the first elected official to
endorse you when you first ran?' And he said, 'no, you're wrong,'
and I said, 'gee, we can't even agree on that.'
He was right, I was wrong. It was D.A. Hallinan that supported
him first. I was second. And I said, 'I don't know what the heck
I think he's an incredible capable person, but he's personalizing
a lot of things and if he doesn't get his way sometimes, he acts
out in ways I don't think help him and don't advance his 'values,'
but I look forward to working with him and I am confident we'll
be able to do so in the next four years.
Supervisor Chris Daly and Mayor Gavin Newsom