I’ve been to dozens of state Democratic conventions over the years, and the one this weekend was among the most interesting. You can read my extensive comments and analysis here. Scroll down to start at the beginning.
For those of you who are interested in the rough-and-tumble intersection of new and old media (and why the blogosphere went after the SF Chronicle’s David Lazarus) I’ve got some thoughts on it here
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been, for the most part, refusing to talk about the Ruby Tourk sex scandal, but his current girlfriend, Jennifer Siebel, has been blabbing away, giving the mayor’s advisors a gigantic fit.
But here’s the real question, which Steve Jones asks in the Bay Guardian: Did Siebel get her tawdry account of the affair directly from her boyfriend? Is that what Newsom is privately saying? If so, he’s a worse cad than anyone thought.
In some ways, I’m actually glad that there’s a contest for state Senate in San Francisco; Democracy is not a bad thing, even in so-called “safe” districts.
But the race between Mark Leno and Carole Migden has gotten ugly — really ugly — in a way that it doesn’t have to.
Let’s quit with the Fox-TV-style talk, while we still can.