Saturday, January 13, 2007
At h. Brown's weekly Burrito Political Salon, there was a late arrival who announced that he had just spent a bunch of money renting a chicken costume at a Haight Street costume shop. It was to wear to the "Community Town Hall Meeting" in the Richmond District on Saturday morning that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was conducting in lieu of the voter-approved "Question Time" with the Board of Supervisors.
Unfortunately, the gentleman was feeling a bit under the weather healthwise, so he asked if anybody else would be interested in wearing the outfit outside of the Recreation Center on 18th Avenue, and a volunteer was coerced into the role. "Where's the costume?" he asked, and the response was "In my car," followed by "Try it on, dude!" In a spirit of civic duty, I also signed on to wear the costume in case the original volunteer chickened out.
There have been no early morning phone calls so I assume our volunteer is in front of the recreation hall even as I type. For a "Fake Question Time Drinking Game," check out Rita's contribution to the mockery of our mayor at SFist by clicking here. For a more nuanced appreciation of the Handsomeness of the Fiery Mayor, check out Beth Spotswood's "why is he in a crack alley..." by clicking here. I can't wait to see how this all plays out.