Posts Tagged ‘fairmount’

Barbara Boxer Replaced by Cardboard Box at Today’s Debate with BlogFather Mickey Kaus

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

[UPDATE: Turns out that this stentorial senatorial debate wasn’t the only fuss about town on May 25, 2010. Richard Parks has the deets of protestors “greeting” President Barack Obama high atop Nob Hill yesterday.]

Contrarian BlogFather Mickey Kaus brought his windmill-tilting campaign for the U.S. Senate to San Francisco today. But the problem was that, as expected, Senator Barbara Boxer didn’t show up to debate him at the Holiday Inn on Van Ness this afternoon.

So Mickey propped a box up on an empty lectern and referred to it as “ma’am.” At which point, a mop-topped college-boy aide used a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook to play the audio track of the now-famous “Could You Say Senator Instead of Ma’am?” bit .

Senator Box (D-CA ) collapsing under cross this afternoon:

Via the generous Stephen Kaus at the aptly-named stephen kaus weblog out of Berkeley, CA.

The mise-en-scene:

In other news, Barack Obama is coming to town this afternoon to host a fundraiser for Senator Boxer. Oh well.

What’s the point of Mickey’s run?

Find out here, if you want.

San Francisco Democrats Boo Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Gala – How Wude!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Pity poor Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – tonight he crashed the annual San Francisco Democratic Party Fundraising Gala and Auction at the Fairmont Hotel atop Nob Hill and he was rewarded with a loud round of booing.

Poor guy. Did Assemblymember Tom Ammiano spontaneously yell, “You lie” at Arnold, ala Congressman Joe Wilson? Haha!

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The evening captured via Francis Tsang’s BlackBerry

Per SF FYI Net:

San Francisco Democratic Party – Onward to Victory Gala 2009
When: October 7, 2009 – Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Where: The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
What: San Francisco Democratic Party’s Annual Gala Fund Raiser. Many voices – one vision. Funds raised at the gala will directly support voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities to ensure that we elect a Democratic governor in 2010. $150.

The Women in Leadership Summit from Linkage is Coming to San Francisco

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The three-day Women in Leadership Summit is coming soon to San Francisco. In some ways, it’s similar to and slightly cheaper than our recent Avon Cancer Walk.

Just think, when you get famous, you can go around the world giving speeches at events like this. But one odd thing: the Founder of this event, it’s a man, baby! 

Anyway, the draw is going to be Betsy Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. That’s part of what your 1800 clams will get you. Deets below.

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Linkage,a global leadership development company, announced today details of the final program for the Women in Leadership Summit taking place November 2-4, 2009 in San Francisco. Now in its 11th year, the Summit boasts over 6,000 alumni and is the world’s most effective leadership development program for women in business.

The conference’s keynote line-up includes high-profile women leaders from a range of settings including Betsy Myers, Chief Operating Officer for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign; Gail Evans, former Executive Vice President of CNN and best-selling author of Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman; Sandra Taylor, former Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility with Starbucks Coffee Company; Marilyn Tam, former CEO of Aveda, President of Reebok Apparel & Retail Group, and Vice President of Nike; and Marilyn King, two-time Olympian, peak performance and self-development expert.

“We built this year’s research-based program around women business leaders’ level of interest in specific leadership competencies,” said Phil Harkins, CEO and Founder of Linkage. “To identify the most important issues, we conducted a survey among presidents, VPs, directors, and managers. The message was clear: 96% of respondents indicated the highest level of interest in ‘Understanding Your Personal Leadership Edge.’ Based on these findings, we built the 2009 program to give attendees the tools they need to make the greatest leadership impact on their careers, their teams, and their organizations.”

In addition, attendees will benefit from 16 skill-building breakout sessions, a free Hogan personality assessment [don’t lie!], and facilitator-led learning teams.

For more information on The Women in Leadership Summit, visit our Website at

Linkage is a global organizational development company that specializes in leadership development. Linkage provides clients around the globe with integrated solutions that include strategic consulting services, customized leadership development and training experiences, assessment services, and benchmark research. Linkage is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and outside the U.S. in Athens, Bangalore, Brussels, Bucharest, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuwait City, Seoul, Singapore, and Sydney.