Politics Blog

The Dufty baby boom

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By Tim Redmond

The press conference denouncing Pete Wilson went pretty well, and got surprisingly good and positive coverage. Read more »

Black interview

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Listen to our endorsement interview with Rob Black, who is trying to replace Sup. Chris Daly with the help of downtown's heaviest hitters, who keep doing attack mailers on Black's behalf. The link is at the bottom of this page.

Gavin's girlfriend

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By Steven T. Jones
Mayor Gavin Newsom is now dating someone almost half his age: Brittanie Mountz, a model and restaurant hostess who recently turned 20 years old. And you can catch her in action thanks to some video that the Chronicle shot are last month's opening of the San Francisco Symphony. Read more »

Nathan Nayman on the outs?

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By Tim Redmond

The Committe on JOBS chief may be facing the axe, according to "rumors-a-swirling" reported by Luke Thomas in Fog City Journal. The problem: Nayman is too confrontational, and the downtown forces are sick of getting nothing done.

Dufty's a conservative

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By Tim Redmond

Well, not exactly -- but a fascinating and incredibly detailed analysis of Dufty's voting record, put together by Michael Poremeba in BeyondChron, indicates that he's far more conservative than his district.

And while I'm on ol' BC: I've had a lot of differences with Randy Shaw in the past year, but I must say, Paul Hogarth's coverage of Prop. Read more »

The D6 sleaze reaches high tide

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By Tim Redmond

For starters, don't the over-funded losers who are attacking Sup. Read more »

Even wrong when right

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By Steven T. Jones
Even when the Chronicle gets it right, they get it wrong. Political writers Carla Marinucci and Tom Chorneau scored a great story by discovering that Amos Brown -- the SF pastor and former supervisor -- had been paid $16,000 by the Schwarzenegger campaign prior to deciding to endorse Herr Governor. It was disgraceful and should shred any credibility that Brown had left. Read more »

Pete Wilson's bizarre homophobia

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By Tim Redmond

This one's out of right field: Pete Wilson, who has a radio show on KGO, announced yesterday afternoon that Sup. Bevan Dufty and his old friend Rebecca Goldfader, should never have had a child. His argument: Since Dufty is gay and Goldfader is a lesbian, their co-parenting arrangement somehow isn't as good as a "traditional" family in which the two parents are sleeping together. Read more »

You Can't Trust Arnold

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By Sarah Phelan
I saw the “Angelides for Governor” bus long before I saw the man who would be the next Democratic Governor of California. The bus was peacefully barreling up San Francisco's Franklin Street on its way to the Central Labor Council where Phil Angelides was set to speak to a crowd of blue and yellow-sign waving supporters. Read more »

No on Jessica's Law

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by Amanda Witherell

If we didn't convince you enough that Prop 83 is just a somewhat timely law designed to make Democrats look like the ones who are soft on sexual predation (Ahem, Mark Foley) the New York Times ran an article today illustrating how similar legislation in New York has created nodes of sexual predators that are giving neighbors the willies and inspiring some to take the law into their own hands. Read more »