Now comes the frightening part. San Francisco magazine sees a convoluted series of plays and deals that could put Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in at Room 200 (of city hall). That scream you just heard was this queen reacting in horror to such a possibility. I say no to Pelosi as our mayor! The last thing our great city needs now is Pelosi giving up her Congressional seat and returning home to rule as mayor.
Conservatives will be shocked to learn that in her backyard, Pelosi is not widely viewed as truly representing our core liberal to progressive values. She's all sizzle and no steak on pro-peace politics, gay rights, ending the AIDS drug waiting list crisis, preserving the environment and other important local concerns. Pelosi is from San Francisco, but her real constituency has been her more rightwing House colleagues.
That's right, Nancy Pelosi is a friend of rightwing House colleagues.
So I ask this--is she's too "conservative" to be mayor, why would you want her in the Congress, where her "conservative" values can help soon-to-be-Speaker Boehner and the gang?
Such is the logic, and the set of values, of a true San Franciscan.
Update, 11/3/10: It's the day after the election. Want to see how out of touch San Francisco is? Click here to see California election results, and then click on the tabs for Propositions 20 and 27. Proposition 20 extended the state's redistricting commission to cover congressional races in addition to state legislature races, and Proposition 27 would have eliminated the redistricting commission. Look at the maps for each of those propositions, focusing on tiny San Francisco city/county.
More evidence that those people are just nuts.