sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

July 27, 2011

Bay Area Politics

Filed under: Bay Area politics, politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 2:07 pm

When noted airhead Gavin Newsom was for some reason (I hear it has something to do with him being a Democrat) elected Lieutenant Governor, Ed Lee became the mayor of San Francisco.  Lee repeatedly said that he had no intention to run for re-election.  But now Senator Feinstein expressed support for Lee after meeting him at a White House function.

The way the Mayor got to the function raised some eyebrows:

There’s nothing like a trip to the White House to get out of jury duty, especially when it involves the president meeting the World Series champion Giants.

Mayor Ed Lee was summoned to the San Francisco Superior Court jury assembly room in the McAllister Street courthouse Thursday, but after the jury pool was brought into Judge Michael Begert‘s court, the judge excused the mayor from duty because he had a paid vacation coming up, the mayor’s staff said.

The mayor left Friday to visit his two daughters in New York, then is going to be in Washington, D.C., today for the Giants’ Rose Garden reception at the White House and to speak at the Urban Land Institute.

Now, I don’t live in San Francisco, and I have no opinion of Mayor Lee.  However, I just can’t stop wondering if the judge asked Mayor Lee to say hello to the President.



  1. more corupption eh!

    Comment by Angel — July 27, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

  2. Lee is just another Lefty kook. Aren’t they all in SF?

    Comment by Harrison — July 27, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

  3. It’s always nice how the professional political class will look out for each other. Following the rules and going to jury duty is for little people you see.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — July 28, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

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