Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mayor McChicken

For those of you that missed it, the above photo of Mayor Gavin Newsom and chicken foe was featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle. The backstory is that San Francisco voters passed a non-binding resolution that asks the mayor to appear before the board of supervisors once a month for question time, inspired by British Prime Minister question time, the most only entertaining part of CSPAN. Mayor Newsom has refused, and instead proposed town halls meeting, like the one featured (held last Saturday), where friends of Gav and the general public are invited to attend. Attendees can’t stand to ask questions, and instead write questions down, which are then screened before the mayor answers them. Basically, these meetings will serve as campaign appearances to bolster the mayor’s reelection bid, or so he hoped. Thanks to our feathered friends, the news coverage was dominated by the chicken (get it, ’cause he’s chicken) story.

~ As writen by Mesh Magazine. Click The Mayor McChicken Saga for the complete post.

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