Altered signs and Daly’s "Let Ed Be" campaign


So, last night I was having a drink at the Buck Tavern, aka Daly’s Dive because former Sup. Chris Daly runs the place, when I spotted this sign (see photo) behind the bar. Basically, it’s a competition ( with a $100 cash prize) to see who can best alter the Ed Lee sign that's being used in the RunEdRun Facebook campaign, and thus co-opt it into Daly’s “Let Ed Be” Facebook page campaign.

The idea, I guess, is to give folks who are sick of the push to persuade Mayor Ed Lee to break his promise and run for mayor, after all, a creative release for their frustration.

It’s hard to read the writing on the sign in this photo, but it encourages folks to send their altered Ed Lee signs to

So, if you fancy yourself as a bit of an artistic genius, and you’d like the folk behind the RunEdRun campaign (can you say Rose Pak and Willie Brown?) to lay off with all the pressure, here’s your golden opportunity to make political artistic history.

And while you're at it (this one's for Walter Paulson, the bard who shows up and sings his public comments at Board meetings), why not have a stab at changing the Beatles' Let it Be lyrics to reflect your message to all the Ed Lee pushers?

I'll help you with the chorus, which goes like this: 

"Let Ed be, let Ed be, let Ed be, let Ed be, Whisper words of wisdom, let Ed be!"


It's great news that Chris Daly is increasingly spreading himself around as the alternative to Ed Lee. Nothing could be better suited to unifying the entire city in calling on Ed Lee to run for mayor.

I feel a bit sorry for John Avalos, though. He's trying to run a positive campaign, free of radioactive contamination from the Godzilla of Buck Tavern. But such distancing will be harder and harder for Avalos as Daly spreads himself around more and more.

Get out your Geiger counter, John. It's going to be a messy contamination!

Posted by Arthur Evans on Jun. 16, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

San Francisco has taken a turn toward the conservative, as shown by the last election. I'm glad someone is campaigning against Lee, who is part of the conservative element, but with all the yuppies and rich people who've moved here since the dotcom boom, SF might be beyond repair. While I support John Avalos for mayor, he's got a snowball's chance in hell of winning.

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