Can I tell you what we need to see now (like right now, and not some time later) in the District Attorney’s race? We need to see ads from George Gascon‘s Big Three challengers that look something like this:
See how that works? What you all need to say, in so many words, is, “Vote for me and the other two but don’t vote for incumbent George Gascon.”*
And who cares what order the names are listed in? Just list your own name first in your own ads and let identity politics take care of things – so, lots of women for Sharmin, libs for David and most of the rest for Bill. Howzat?
It’s simple game theory, people! Are you happy to fight for second place (and merely be the Best of the Rest) or do you want to have a chance of actually winning?
Instead of that kind of thing, what we’re getting is less-ambitious coordinated actions, like this one yesterday on the steps of City Hall:
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Seems kind of weak to attack the District Attorney’s right to appeal a ruling, especially on an issue that could be a close call, one that the DA has a chance to win. Eventually, we’ll find out every last detail about this issue, but that might come after the election. Oh well.
Now, let’s see here, wasn’t it Sharmin Bock who went to George and said give me a job or I’ll run against you? Something like that. And what else, oh, was there some deal with Sharmin working in Alameda County, maybe in the southern part, ’round about Hayward, where maybe some high level city officials weren’t too pleased with how some witness(es) in some sex crime(s) case(s) were, uh, what’s the word** here, uh, managed? Handled? Prepared? Something like that.
So both sides said exactly what you’d have expected them to say. We’re going to need to see more facts to discover who’s in the right.
*Otherwise, it’s game over man, game over.
**Robotic cockpit voice: “Danger, danger, possibly defamatory. Pull up, pull up!”
***George! Repetid después de mi: “I AM A DEMOCRAT, NOT A REPUBLICAN [ANYMORE]. I LIVE AND WORK IN SAN FRANCISCO, NOT ANYWHERE ELSE [ANYMORE].” Repeat as necessary. You couldn’t find a San Franciscan to spin for you? Was Maggie selected by Willie or Rose? Mmmmm…
Like “Who’s that chick that’s rockin’ kicks
She’s gotta be from out of town