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At the Press Gaggle, a Cheeky Newsom

November 17, 2010 | 2:25 pm

At the Press Gaggle, a Cheeky Newsom

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In the midst of a press gaggle yesterday, Gavin Newsom engaged in a somewhat cheeky discussion with reporters, who tried to repeatedly pin him down on the timing of his abdication of the mayor’s seat and other succession issues. An excerpt: Newsom: In San Francisco today, extraordinarily irrelevant news. Reporter 1: Why are you looking […]

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November 3, 2010 | 3:18 pm

Gavin Newsom’s Office Responds to Our Peskin Blog Post

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Gavin Newsom’s office took issue with Scott Shafer’s perhaps Freudian analysis of the Mayor’s “Fear the beard” comment at the Giants’ ceremony today. From an email sent to Scott by Newsom press secretary Tony Winnicker: Honestly? Do you really think the inside baseball of City Hall and Peskin would deserve a mention in the Mayor’s […]

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Newsom’s “Fear the Beard” Comment Aimed at Peskin?

November 3, 2010 | 1:45 pm

Newsom’s “Fear the Beard” Comment Aimed at Peskin?

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At the Giants’ ceremony a few minutes ago, Gavin Newsom just said something like, “The city’s going to need a new mayor soon, and I only have one thing to say: Fear the beard.” KQED’s Scott Shafer has interpreted the comment as a shot at Aaron Peskin, the former President of the San Francisco Board […]

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The Newsom Shuffle: Who Will Succeed Gavin if He Becomes Lieutenant Governor?

November 1, 2010 | 10:21 am

The Newsom Shuffle: Who Will Succeed Gavin if He Becomes Lieutenant Governor?

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If Gavin Newsom beats Abel Maldonado Tuesday in the Lieutenant Governor’s race, someone is going to have to finish out his term as San Francisco Mayor. The city’s charter states that in the event of a mayoral vacancy, the Board of Supervisors chooses an interim until an election is held: If the Office of Mayor […]

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September 28, 2010 | 7:51 pm

Even more on Maldonado

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Twitter comments about Abel Maldonado’s performance on Forum today are scathing. Forum producer Judy Campbell tells me she was surprised by the shrillness Maldonado exhibited, as he came across as a lot more polished on his previous appearance on the show in January.

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September 28, 2010 | 5:59 pm

Maldonado-Newsom follow-up

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The full debate is now up on the Forum site. Some comments from users below. Several people noted that they were turned off by Maldonado’s lack of civility. I was shocked at how childish and hateful Maldonado came off. He is exactly what’s wrong with politics today. I can’t stand Gav, so I guess I’ll […]

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