Here’s the latest door hangar from the ill-starred Julian Davis for District Five Supervisor campaign.
Found on an Ashbury Street sidewalk, a little soggy:
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You see the quote up top?
“…by far the best and strongest progressive in the race in District 5… SFBG 10/16/12”
Now here’s the real quote:
“…he was* by far the best and strongest progressive in the race in District 5…”
You know, as in USED TO BE BUT NOT ANYMORE.
Read the whole thing, right here from Tim Redmond:
Here’s the first graf:
“EDITORIAL Kay Vasilyeva, a member of the San Francisco Women’s Political Caucus, has come forward with the allegation that District Five candidate Julian Davis grabbed her and put his hand down her pants at a political bar crawl in 2006. That was six years ago, but it’s still important — and more than the incident itself, the response we’ve seen from Davis is highly disturbing. He’s utterly denying that it ever happened, and retained a lawyer to send Vasilyeva a letter threatening her with legal action if she continues to talk.”
And here’s the last graf:
“We have said it many times before: People on the left need to be able to put their own ambitions aside sometimes and do what’s right for the cause. Davis can’t win. He’s embarrassing his former allies. He needs to focus on coming to terms with his past and rebuilding his life. And for the good of the progressive movement, he needs to announce that he’s ending his campaign, withdrawing from the race, and urging his supporters to vote for another candidate.”
Now, see the next quote on the Julian Davis door hangar? You know, from the San Francisco Examiner?
“Davis had impressed us with his knowledge of city issues and solutions that moved beyond the typical tax-and-cut, cookie-cutter budget moves usually proposed at City Hall. SF Examiner 10/16/12”
You see where we’re going here?
“Davis had* impressed us with his knowledge of city issues and solutions that moved beyond the typical tax-and-cut, cookie-cutter budget moves usually proposed at City Hall. But being a leader in this city involves more than just advocating good policies.
Following revelations about the cease-and-desist letter, progressive supervisors John Avalos and David Campos have withdrawn their endorsements of Davis’ candidacy. And due to the combined effects of this new allegation and the candidate’s handling of the matter, The San Francisco Examiner is forced to do the same.
We reaffirm our pre-existing endorsement of two other candidates running in this race, and urge residents of District 5 to vote for both John Rizzo and Thea Selby when they cast their ranked-choice ballots.”
Now, are the taxpayers of SF paying for this door hangar, effectively?
*Italics not in the original but this is what was meant. Truth.