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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Newsom Fail: You Heard it Here First!


Whether you like it or not!
 
When we tell you that you've heard it here first, we mean you've heard it here first.  It didn't take long for California political scribes to jump on our analysis that the campaign of Gubernatorial candidate Gavin "I'm running whether you like it or not" Newsom is dangerously close to imploding. 

The thrust of our piece Monday was that Newsom has had such major trouble collecting any real campaign jack the San Francisco Mayor had to throw a hail mary pass and roll out a way earlier than usual endorsement of a former POTUS - Bill "BJ" Clinton in an LA photo opp at a green college building earlier this week.

According to the Fishwrap by the Bay, the San Francisco Chronicle the nod from the husband of the head yenta of the Sisterjhood of the Traveling Pantsuit netted G-New the endorsement of mega-bucks Democratic donor Susie Tompkins-Buell, Hilz BFF and multi-millionaire founder of Esprit who also dropped about 30Gs on Newsom.  We won't know for a few days how much dough a Gavin fundraiser held here in town with BJC scored, and then we can only glean that from required financial filings.

Though the Chronicle couldn't choke down attributing our story to uh, well, mainly us they did include a quote from Newsom svengali Garry South who said our story was "bullshit."  That, along with Betty "Pay to Play" Pleasant telling the old, dead Republican Mayor to "kiss her ass" really made our week.

In the meantime Newsweek also picked up the story of Gavin's potential implosion with a piece that makes pretty much the same point we did.

And then to add to the fun Calbuzz, pulling a Kevin Roderickesque no-comments move, gives South the chance to rant further with the boys there buying his well-crafted spin.  To South, who in his quote made a Freudian like prediction of a Jerry Brown primary victory, we say "uh-huh."  South fantasizes Jerry tweeted Gavin's troubles directly to the Sister City, which is laughable, he'd probably be surprised at our actual source.  Memo to the Buzzards, our headline was NOT a typo; it was intentional, G-New has indeed released "The Clinton."

Its nice to know that such major fishwraps are reading Mayor Sam! Maybe Betty Pleasant will want to take lessons.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mayor Villaraigosa not to run for Governor, or is Villar in ??

Consider this today from the San Fransisco Chronicles political scribes Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross in today's Chronicle, or is it "Wrongicles" ??

No go Antonio: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn't going to run for governor - at least not in 2010.

Our sources in L.A. say Villaraigosa has come to the conclusion that the time is just not right for him to make a state run - given that he hasn't even been sworn in yet to a second term, and that he's facing bloody political fights at home.

With Villaraigosa out, it's going to be an all-out brawl between San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Jerry Brown for the Democratic nomination.

Is Villaraigosa in or out?
People close to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this morning dismissed a report in the San Francisco Chronicle that he had decided not to run for governor in 2010.
Villaraigosa insiders said the mayor has still not made a decision.
Chronicle political columnists Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross today reported that their sources had told them Villaraigosa had decided not to run, in part because he was facing “bloody political fights” at home.

.....and those political fights will commence soon.

Your thoughts......

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fishwraps Continue to Fall

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Hearst Corp. will sell or close the San Francisco Chronicle, the second newspaper the company has put on the block this year, after the publication lost more than $50 million in 2008.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Tape: Obama Wants To Bankrupt Coal Industry

For nearly 10 months the San Francisco Chronicle has been sitting on a tape where Presidential candidate Barack Obama told the paper he planned to bankrupt the coal industry in the US.

The promise of clean coal as an energy source is but one of the pillars of a plan to eliminate America's dependence on foreign oil. The US has significant reserves of coal in states like Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and others that creates tremendous economic opportunity.

Yet Obama's "ideological" opposition to coal diminishes or at least extends the time it will take for America to be energy independent.

It should also be noted that the San Francisco Chronicle's original article based on the interview conveniently did not contain Obama's remarks on the coal industry. (Had they been known most likely it would have hurt Obama in the race against Hillary Clinton.)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Villaraigosa "Notably Absent" on Obama Latino Advisory Board

Mayor Villaraigosa's disloyalty to his wife, children, girlfriend, city and even his presential candidate is bearing sour fruit. He is "notably absent" from Obama's new Latino advisory board.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/19/MNKN12DESI.DTL&type=politics

Bill Clinton is on the panel. So are Henry Cisneros and Federico Pena. Do you THINK Villaraigosa was salivating for photo ops with them?

At least they're giving Villaraigosa a chance to speak at the Democratic Convention....NOT!

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