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Diplomacy by the Bay 

Wednesday, Jan 26 2011

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has invited Chinese President Hu Jintao to visit San Francisco. What enticements has the mayor offered China's leader?

• Appoint anyone he wants to the Planning Commission

• Cable car all to himself

• Gets to personally enforce sit/lie law

• Gets lecture on power politics from Rose Pak

• We'll name our budget deficit after him

• Meet honest-to-God vegans

• Knows a place where you can get a medical pot certificate real easy. Just, like, say your back hurts

• He can take back as many crazy homeless people as he can catch

• Happy ending

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