Via the SFBayObserver comes the words of Willie Brown, actually coming through the new San Francisco Chronicle paywall
“Pardon me while I set the record straight: I had nothing to do, directly or indirectly, with the idea in the Legislature of naming the western span of the Bay Bridge after me. I don’t like the idea of my name being on things. I caught holy hell when Gavin Newsom said he wanted to name Third Street after me, and it never happened. They named a school after me, and it promptly closed.”
Well Willie, if you don’t like your name on things, then you shouldn’t pose for photos with signs graced with your name, right?
Here’s Willie. What’s he saying? Is it, “No no, I hate this?”
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And here’s another shot:
So Willie, maybe you didn’t call people up and beg them to start the process of renaming the bridge span, but you certainly, at the very least, are indirectly responsible for pols trying to name things for you. They know how desperately you wanted to rename SFO as the Willie L. Brown Junior International Airport back in the 1990’s
And they know how much you love attention.
Oh Willie, will you ever win?