Posts Tagged ‘meg’

Jerry Brown Electrifies Youthful Voters in SoMA – San Francisco Young Democrats Host – Orson Packed to the Rafters

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Get up-to-speed with last night’s blockbuster right here.

And here’s a full run-down from the Chronicle’s Beth Spotswood.

Here’s Attorney General Jerry Brown chilling with his posse on 4th in SoMA in front of the famous Hotel Utah last night. Also in there is Jane “The Kingmaker / Queenmaker” Morrison, the doyenne of Bay Area politics:

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But let’s start at the beginning, during the Long Wait for Jerry to Show Up. Oh here, at their regular seats at the huge bar at Orson Restaurant Bar + Lounge, are Beth Spotswood of CBS 5 and Brock Keeling of SFist – they’re the reigning King and Queen of San Francisco, Bay Area, Northern California blogging:

And various…

Jerry…

Brown…

boosters…

and fans:

Oh here he is, receiving rock star treatment, it’s JB, finally:

So, after a brief slideshow, and an acoustic Semi-Charmed Kind of Life from Stephan Jenkins, of Third Eye Blind, and introductions from S.J. and Equality California Executive Director and Stanfoo Law grad Geoff Kors

…the overflowing crowd listened to Jerry’s words:

Orson was packed to the rafters:

See?

And this was the mood outside:

Time for a brief shot with the San Francisco Young Democrats*:

And a few parting words…

…with Stephan….

…and then Jerry was off in the night.

His campaign for Governor started off with him destroying Gavin Newsom’s expensive venture By Simply Doing Nothing. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Governor continued with him Saving His Pennies For October.

This approach seems to be working well, huh? We’ll find out soon enough.

*Here’s the SFYD and their local endorsements, if you’d care to take a look. And you’re young, right? Well, then you could join and get in on the fun…

Executive Board

 

Maxwell Szabo – President

Emily Salgado – External VP

Renee Darner – Internal VP

Dean Ignacio – Secretary

Allie Fisher – Treasurer

Jen Longley – Immediate Past President & CA Young Dem’s VP of Membership

Mike Kim – Endorsements Chair

Outreach and Organizing Committee – Chair: Emily Salgado

 

Members: Kai FederKevin BardAimee EllisHolli BertMatt HaneyJen LongleyJack SongMary Watts

Finance Committee – Chair: Allie Fisher

Members: Aaron GoldsmithBrenda MartinJohn Bozeman.

Communications Committee - Chair: Leah Rowell

Members: Matthew VilleneuveMike KimNick GilbertMatt Haney.

Membership Committee – Chair: Renee Darner

Members: Sarah SingerMary WattsDean Ignacio.

Issues and Action Committee – Chair: Alex Volberding

Members: Emily SalgadoKai Feder, Aaron GoldsmithMatthew VilleneuveRenee DarnerLeah RowellMatt HaneyChris Gembinski*, JR Eppler*.

SFYD’s endorsed candidates are as follows:

    District 2 Supervisor: Janet Reilly
    District 4 Supervisor: Carmen Chu
    District 6 Supervisor: No Recommendation
    District 8 Supervisor: Rebecca Prozan
    District 10 Supervisor: Chris Jackson
    Assessor/Recorder: Phil Ting
    Public Defender: Jeff Adachi
    City College Board of Trustees: No Recommendation
    Board of Education: Kim-Shree Maufas & Hydra Mendoza
    BART Board of Directors: Bert Hill

Party With Jerry Brown and Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind at Orson Wednesday Night – Just $25!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

 The San Francisco Young Democrats would like to invite you to a party at Elizabeth Falkner’s Orson Wednesday, October 6th, 2010:

“Please join SFYD in supporting Jerry Brown for Governor on Wednesday, October 6th.  This is the ONLY young professionals event for Jerry in San Francisco from now through November 2nd. Attendees will enjoy drink specials, a hosted VIP lounge, light h’ors d’oevres, and the always entertaining company of Attorney General Jerry Brown. Special musical performance by Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind.  Delicious wine provided by Navarro Vineyards.  
Where: Orson, 508 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 
When:  Wednesday, October 6th, doors open at 6:30

Tickets: ONLY $25″ 

See you there!

Bart: You guys gather food for the big feast tonight! And maybe a little wine for the older kids.
Nelson: Delicious wine?
Bart: Exactly.”
“Das Bus”

Jerry Brown Throws Down: Invites Meg to a Fourth of July Picnic in Wealthy Atherton, CA

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The latest communique from JBHQ is an invitation for a BBQ in Meg Whitman’s backyard. Check it:

A BBQ, Perhaps? We are disappointed to hear that Meg Whitman declined to have tea with Jerry Brown at his home. With a tip of the cap to Independence Day and an early start to the political silly season, I want to suggest to Ms. Whitman that Jerry’s offer to have tea could be substituted for a Fourth of July bar-b-que at the a public park in Atherton. We would be happy to invite a few nurses to join us. No big screen TVs, teleprompters or presidential advance necessary. Children on their best behavior are welcome. 

 - Steven Glazer, Campaign Manager”

O.K. then.

An artist’s rendition of down-home Jerry cooking up dogs for the Fourth. Let’s call it Atherton Gothic:

So, the ball is en su corte, ahora, right Meg? You’re already in deep, deep trouble, so what’s the harm?

How is This New Anti-Jerry Brown Attack Ad Not an Anti-Jerry Brown Attack Ad?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Read all about it in the LA Times and then take a look yourself at the controversial new attack ad against Jerry Brown from the California Chamber of Commerce.

Ouch:

“The poisonous partisan attack is an utter betrayal of the chamber’s mission to represent the business community, not just do the bidding of one billionaire running for governor.”

Is this the right way to get around the rules, just by saying you’re not doing what you’re doing – is this the way it works these days?

It’s starting to rain hard, but you’re outside without a brolly – what are you thinking, CalChamber?

Just asking…

[UPDATE: This just in – complaints have just been filed. Consumer Watchdog, for one, is on the case. Who, at CalChamber, let the dogs out? Repeat: What are you thinking, CalChamber? Helloooooo, McFly!]

[REUPDATE: Now, UC President and Chamber board member Mark Yudof wants to know what in the Sam Hill is going on. Whoop, whoop. TERRAIN, TERRAIN! PULL UP! T 6 N L - EJECT EJECT EJECT!]

[REUPDATE II: We’ve reached endgame. Alls that’s left to do is to see how the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will handle the situation.]

Level the Playing Field 2010, the Anti Meg Whitman Campaign, Kicks Off

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

It begins, the independent expenditure against the gubernatorial dreams of Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman begins, with a single radio ad.

Appears as if the former brand manager for Mr. Potato(e) Head and the Teletubbies is going to take a few more hits before all this is done.

But it’s your choice – you can sign up now for Meg’s site, or you can sign up with the anti-Meg site, complete with Facebook and Twitter pages (but, alas, nothing on the Google Buzz so far.) 

Trust Level the Playing Field 2010 to quickly direct you to new articles like Dan Walters’ “arrogant cowardice” bit in today’s Sacramento Bee:

“Running for or being governor of California is not the same thing as being the CEO of a multibillion-dollar corporation surrounded by sycophants. Ultimately, remaining in her cocoon will probably backfire. If Poizner cannot exploit her cowardice, Jerry Brown surely will.”

(Ouch.)

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