Posts Tagged ‘Enrique Pearce’

Know Your Bona Fide Signature Count in the Mayoral Race: Yee = 10,421, Chiu = 8,938, Herrera = 7,677, and Avalos = 6,665

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Those are the numbers of valid signatures per our Department of Elections, you know, the sigs that made it in by deadline last Thursday, as I understand it.

[Ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk…]

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And how many valid nomination signatures did the favored candidate of Rose “Recology, what’s Recology” Pak, Interim Mayor Ed Lee, garner before the deadline?

That would be zero, nullity, none.

But Run Ed Run did get a mess of scribbled email addresses. See?

(Wonder what will happen with them email addresses?)

And what of poor, poor Enrique Pearce?

Enrique Pearce of LCC is still owed almost $20k according to Progress for Alls 460EP really taking bullets for this campaign”

Suffer the Enrique.

On It Goes…

All in the Family, the “City Family” – Even Recology Showed Up at Today’s Run Ed Run Rally at City Hall

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Let me tell you, if you ever get a chance to visit Recology at 50 California, well, their offices are fantastic.

And everybody’s so friendly – you’ll have gaggle of attractivas in the their 20′s and 30′s coming up to you to just say hi, just like you’re a rock star or a Nordstrom’s customer or something.

And the party swag, don’t get me started on the party swag.

Anyway, guess who showed up at today’s Run Ed Run rally at City Hall. It’s the melon-farming Recology garbage truck! See?

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Ouch:

“In the summer of 1999, Lee, who had been tapped by Brown to head the Department of Public Works in 1996, came under public criticism after proposing a 44 percent rate hike for residential garbage collection. Although the rate was lower than the 52 percent hike proposed by Norcal (as Recology was then known), it was substantially higher than the 20 percent increase recommended by his staff, said Quentin Kopp, a former supervisor and state senator and a retired judge who advocated against the rate hike at the time.”

Doesn’t Recology know enough to not to have their trucks roll down Polk Street during an Ed Lee rally, you know, at this particular juncture?

Apparently not.

So-Called Spontaneous and Unscripted “Run Ed Run Campaign” is Anything But – Today’s Big Rally at City Hall

Monday, August 1st, 2011

[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)

baycitizen.org/politics/story/ed-lee-campaign-announcemen…

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

www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/ed_lee_sfmayor_recology/

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.”

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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

Gerry Shih: The Machine Behind ‘Run Ed Run’ - San Francisco’s garbage company, a long-time Willie Brown ally, tied to efforts to keep Ed Lee in office

Heather Knight: What happens if Lee breaks his promise?

John Cote: SF Mayor Ed Lee’s rivals seek probe of his backers

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.”

Yowzer.

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:

Oh well.

We’ll know more about the people behind Run Ed Run and the like soon enough, perhaps as early as tonight.

Stay tuned…

Oh No, Ed Lee! Mayor Campaign Kickoff a Huge Success – Hundreds on Hand Plus Willie Brown and Rose Pak

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

(Through all of this, which is unprecedented, really, please remember: “Interim” Mayor Edwin Lee didn’t ask to be short-roped to the summit:

For her part, Pittman didn’t ask to be short-roped. As she left Camp Four at the front of Fischer’s group, Lopsang abruptly pulled her aside and girth-hitched a length of rope to the front of her climbing harness. Then, without consulting her, he capped the other end to his own harness and began to pull. She maintains that Lopsang hauled her up the slope very much against her wishes. Which begs a question: why didn’t she simply unfasten the three-foot tether connecting her to Lopsang, which would have required nothing more than reaching up and unclipping a single carabiner?

Moving on…)

Wow, today’s campaign kickoff for the Ed Lee for Mayor campaign, a Rose Pak /Willie Brown joint, went off without a hitch, with yellow-shirted “Ed Heads” heading off in all directions to gather signatures.

See? Hundreds and hundreds there were, it seemed:

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Now, is Edwin Lee into the leather scene, on this day before Pride 2011? Oh hells yes, apparently. Taste the rainbow:

And look who’s outside? It’s the leaders of the Ed Lee for Mayor campaign! See them?

Here’s a peek from the sidewalk of Mission Street through the open door. It was packed, baby:

And check it, it’s San Francisco Chronicle reporter* Rose Pak having a chat with Phil Matier. Oh hey, he’s a reporter too!

Oh, here’s what she had to say:

“‘Pretty good, eh?’ Pak said, pointing to the overflow crowd that spilled out onto the sidewalk.”

Leave us depart – almost seemed as if the volunteers were eager to hit the road. (Truth be told, there was no room inside for them to hear the nobodies who were addressing the crowd.)

Step aside Leland Yee, this race has a new front runner!

*Oops, I meant former San Francisco Chronicle reporter….

The Lonely Workers of the Renegade Edwin Lee for Mayor Campaign – Plus Ed Lee Ephemera, Already!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Do you know these people?

I do, sort of. Anyway, I couldn’t get a thumbs-up from them or anything like that yesterday as they were preparing for today’s big Ed Lee for Mayor 2012-2020 campaign kickoff at South Van Ness and Mission.

(Frankly, they seemed, I don’t know, a little auspicious of me.)

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And, I’ll tell you, I’ve seen a lot of campaigns, and, usually, campaign workers are a lot more, I don’t know, cheery.

Oh well.

Anyway, don’t miss out on your chance to collect Run Ed Run! (tambien conocido como Postule Ed, Postule!) ephemera while you can.

Now, which do you prefer?

Happy Ed?

Or angry Ed?

Again: Better A….

or B?

Is being Mayor of San Francisco like being in an Amway pyramid scheme?

You know, Mayor Willie Brown gets reelected easily (back in the 1990′s this was) and then appoints Gavin Newsom, who gets reelected easily, and then appoints Edwin Lee, who gets reelected easily, and then, in 2019, appoints _____, who gets reelected easily, and then…

Local Tavernkeeper Offers Insights on San Francisco’s Mayoral Election – Our Mayor is Running for Mayor, Obviously

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Well, in the Luke Thomas Fog City Journal this AM there’s the other side of this story about Chris Daly and Mayor Ed Lee from Erin Sherbert.

Click on over to the FCJ to see former Supervisor Chris Daly effectively offer support for the idea that the Mayor of San Francisco is running for the office of the Mayor of San Francisco.

Oh, and Chris is promoting the Let Ed Be webpage as well. Check the caption, below:

“Top Left: Willie Brown: the former Mayor and current lobbyist/columnist helped orchestrate the appointment of Ed Lee to the post of interim Mayor. Before this coup, many believed that Willie’s brand of pay to play politics had been exited from City Hall. Top Right, Rose Pak: the head of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Pak is a powerful political insider. Thought to be the mastermind behind the appointment of Ed Lee and the money behind the draft Ed Lee campaign. Bottom Right: Michael Yaki, a former Supervisor appointed by Willie Brown and lobbyist, made the first headlines with his “Draft Mayor Ed Lee Organizing Committee.” Bottom Left: Enrique Pearce, a political consultant with close ties to Rose Pak and Willie Brown, is the grease behind the latest Run Ed Run campaign. Last year, Pearce got in hot water for apparently coordinating an independent expenditure funding by Willie Brown to support a candidate whose campaign he was running.)”

What will we hear from next from the Buck Tavern?

It Begins: Edwin Lee, Mayor 2011-2020 – Now Up and Running: RunEdRun.Org and Run-Ed-Run.Org

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Take your pick from these two four-day-old websites:

RunEdRun.Org

Run-Ed-Run.Org

(Paid for by Progress For All, FPPC 1338720, apparently.)

Now, is this brand new sign official Ed Lee for Mayor 2012-2016 campaign literature?

Via The Tens (Paid for by the Alliance for an Adorable Mayor)

Probably not.

Probably not yet, anyway.

But what about this, is this official campaign literature?

Straight outta Brunswick, ME and the 510, Mayor Ed Lee patrols San Francisco airspace, on the lookout for those who would poach our famous tech companies:

Click to expand, go ahead – it won’t bite

Probably not.

Probably not, ever.

But can you imagine how thrilled the business community in San Francisco would be with eight years of Edwin Lee as Mayor?

Ed Lee is:

1. Already Mayor;

2. A tax cutter already;

3. 30-50 IQ points ahead of his predecessor; and

4. Baggage-free!

But, Only Time Will Tell…