[UPDATE: Oh, and look who else was on the scene - it's famous Steve Rhodes:
"Run Ed Run rally to push @MayorEdLee to break his promise #SFmayor and it looks like he will (though probably not til next week)
They have over 50,000 signatures (and spent over $60,000 to get them).
They didn't deliver them in a garbage truck for some reason
They say his promise to the people to serve them over a promise to politicians to not run (though they are happy to mention politician Sen Feinstein wants him to run sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/27/BAM31KFE... ).
I wonder what they would be saying if Sheriff Hennessey had been appointed interim mayor & then decided to run."
Well, here they come, straight outta C-Town, coming across Polk Street just after being bused in, it’s the main body of today’s noontime Run Ed Run rally at the steps of City Hall:
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Are you up to speed on this one?
Bruce Begin: Legal questions overshadow an Ed Lee mayoral run
Heather Knight: What happens if Lee breaks his promise?
How’s that, for starters?
Oh, and here’s the latest:
Gerry Shih, from the campaign trail today: “I’m not anticipating anything at this point,” Lee said with a smile…” And here’s a bon mot from Board of Supervisors President David Chiu:
“Chiu continued to allege “unethical” and “possibly illegal” activity by Progress For All. ‘San Franciscans want answers and deserve a full investigation of what happened,’ Chiu said.”
All right, back to today’s political theatre. Is this the “grass roots?” These people are, quite literally for a few of them, the same people who were bused in for the Save Ed Jew rallies from back in the day:
They were all directed off the sidewalk and up the cattle chute to City Hall by the man in the yellow hat, well, that’s what I call him, anyway, seen here, at camera center, without a hat:
Oh, this van was not actually driven (see comments) by the ringleader, you know, the fellow who told the easily-cowed grandmothers and the misled youth what to do.
After that, it was time to rehearse the scripts…
…and collect “spontaneous” supporters for the rally. There were 100+ on hand, all told:
We’ll know more about the people behind Run Ed Run and the like soon enough, perhaps as early as tonight.
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