Check out the action from San Francisco’s 158th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade put on by the United Irish Societies, San Francisco. Also, see Hardy Wilson’s photos here.
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom - Camelot, here we come. Click to expand:
Hellbent for election, this time for Governor.
Now lets’ pay the bills with animals, beauty queens, and kids - y’all seem to like these subjects.
A huge canine from the Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club. They appeared to be very friendly and dignified, horse-like in a way.
Miss Golden Gate Ashley Miller and Miss San Francisco Reny Lupo, together again:
The parade stopped momentarily so these young dancers could build up the courage to cross this scary BART grate in the middle of the street:
Half Irish, half Rock Star – just like Bono?
Now, on with the parade:
The Girls Scouts wisely used their opportunity to hawk cookies directly to the crowd:
Who else was there? Senators Leland Yee and Ellen Corbett:
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma with Bevan Dufty and the always well-behaved Sidney
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu:
District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Supervisor John Avalos made the scene in an awesome purple 1960 Imperial Crown convertible (aka Chrysler Imperial).
San Francisco Firefighters Union Local 798′s John Hanley:
Others on hand were Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Supervisors Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd. Those were the politicians, now onto politics.
The Irish Immigration Pastoral Center wants Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Sinn Fein in the house:
As well the International Republican Socialist Network:
And finally, the largest California Bear Flag in all Christendom:
See you next year!