The Daly files - Page 2

Our top 10 memorable moments from one of the city's most memorable officials

Oh, you irascible kid

Avalos recalled how Daly left the front of the room, sat down with the audience, and was clapping and cheering as the public criticized the board's Municipal Transportation Agency budget decision. "[Activist] Richard Marquez told me, 'You got to do something to control that guy,' " Avalos recalled.

7. He once reportedly told the "motherfuckers at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association who refuse to pay their employees a living wage, fuck you!"

Actually, the reports on this were wrong: Daly's wife said those words, at Daly's 2006 reelection party, a victory that felt even sweeter because downtown spent $1 million trying to defeat him. "My wife is a bit embarrassed about that speech, but I loved it," Daly said.

8. He claimed Newsom was "artfully dodging allegations of cocaine use" during a board hearing on Newsom's proposed health care cuts in June 2007.

There was never any evidence that the mayor was a coke head. But Daly insisted that the rumors were there, and the mayor never denied them. "What ticked me off was that all the big cuts to public health that year were to stimulant treatment programs," he said.

9. Peskin fired him as chairman of the powerful Budget Committee just before it finalized work on Newsom's proposed $6.06 billion budget.

Peskin cited Daly's bitter public conflict with Newsom over budget priorities. "Fundamentally the budget process is about public policy and not about personality," Peskin stated at the time. "When I called him to say he was out, he said it was totally cool. But then for the next six months, he wouldn't talk to me," Peskin told us.

10. In January 2010, Daly told the board's Rules Committee that he would use the word fuck in each of his remaining board meetings.

"That was really helpful to our cause," Peskin recalled. 


Best part ever? Saying goodbye to the fauxleteriat king. Peace out BD and good luck in Fairfield.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 05, 2011 @ 9:56 am

Friday January 7th, 2011 3pm City Hall Board of Supervisors Meeting.

Posted by Guest 3PM Board of Supervisors Meeting City Hall Friday Janu on Jan. 05, 2011 @ 10:40 am

Who will remember most of San Francisco's supervisors?

And who knows? Maybe Chris will be our next elected mayor-- a "pinko commie-lover" one?

I wouldn't be opposed if that were true.

I'd love to twist the tights on the tea-party crowd.

"Oh! My gosh! San Francisco has gone communist!" (I can hear them saying.)

Daly's birthday says a lot: He is a Leo which is a fire sign. I would like to read more about this "day of long odds."

It is heart warming to know whatever that we won't be hearing the last of him.

Posted by Robert B. Livingston on Jan. 05, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

Daly threatens an old man like Brown and your not ashamed of him?

He does his appointment thing when Brown is out of town and you crying losers want Newsom to follow the rules?

Posted by matlock on Jan. 05, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

Since you asked, Robert, according to the Secret Language of Birthdays, which characterizes August 13 as the Day of Long Odds, "Normally 13 is not an unlucky number per se, but those born on August 13 at various times in their lives have to face seemingly insurmountable odds in their fight to come out on top and stay there. Securing a desired position, struggling to reach personal goals, or searching for a fulfilling relationship are lifelong challenges for them. Whether born unusual or made unusual through circumstance, August 13 people have a highly unique personality and outlook on life."

The book also claims that the strengths of August 13 people are that they are "indomitable, spirited and courageous." Their weaknesses are that they are "quirky, oversensitive and insecure."

Posted by sarah on Jan. 05, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

There just may be something to that.

I'm August 13 too. ;)

Posted by Robert B. Livingston on Jan. 06, 2011 @ 12:04 am

Ha ha, now you tell us, Robert, that you, too, are an August 13er!
So, just for you, here's a little more about the Day of Long Odds:
"Many August 13 people have an attraction to danger that is not so much about risk, death or injury, but triumphing over great odds. Achieving the impossible is what they are after, and even the timid born on this day generally reject a life without challenge where safety and security is assured. Indeed, those August 13 people who have somehow managed to remain protected from accident or misfortune are quite capable one day of amazing those around them by taking great risks."

Posted by sarah on Jan. 06, 2011 @ 1:01 pm