Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gavin and The Tiaras



Just before the Cherry Blossom Parade was about to begin at Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, Mayor Gavin Newsom showed up with his retinue of bodyguards.



No parade in San Francisco would be complete without politicians riding in open cars, and the newest Supervisor, the small business conservative Ed Jew, looked like he was ready to enjoy himself...



...as did Supervisor Mirkarimi...



...and Mark Leno, who is currently running against Carole Migden for State Senator.



Most ethnic identity parades feature Beauty Queens...



...and the Cherry Blossom Festival had literally dozens of them.



Mayor Newsom posed like a movie star with the various beauties in their tiaras...



...but seemed less at ease with the officials from Osaka who were attending the parade in honor of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's sister-city relationship with their city.



In fact, watching Newsom posing...



...and uttering meaningless bromides to television reporters...



...just reinforced for me once again...



...that the guy is an empty suit posturing for the rich gangsters...



...who really run this city.

5 comments:

Spots said...

Is that a smattering of gray, I see?
Heaven!
This is my second favorite SFMike post ever. The first? Queen Beth, of course.
I wish they were combined...

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and adding the info about the water feature. Who do you think is more dashing, your mayor or our mayor. Go figure.

sfmike said...

They're both dashing and they're both as bought-and-sold sleazy as them come.

sfwillie said...

That's a great picture of my guy Ed Jew. We in District 4 should be happy to have such a normal-looking person representing us.

WillySF said...

But he is so dreamy!

(gag)