Here is what you have in San Francisco. The Republican Party in this City voted for Ed Lee. And, so did all the rest of the parties in town. George Gascon, the ex-police chief, our new DA is being pushed, by the powers that be, for the next mayor of this town, and he got promoted at various police departments, because he claims he is a Cubano Latino, just like all of those Metizo Indians on Mission that voted for him in the last election. Gascon got the same number of votes that Ed Lee got, after sucking up a paycheck at COP for $640,000 when he did not make one campaign speech that I heard. I gave 20 campaign speeches to the wrong audiences, I know.
This city is going into bankruptcy in maybe seven or eight years, but you do not get any of this from the press. The same unions that control 28,000 workers in City Hall, also control the workers at the Chronicle. It is the same groups on the Pinninsual. The Chronicle is paper that does not recognize the word union, that once hunted Willie Brown, now has him as their spokesman. I worked at the Chronicle under Phil Bronstein, and I most probably will have to sue this paper in court due to Intellectual Property (IP) fraud. They have yet to send me a readablecopy of the contract I signed in 1996, when I started the column known as the "NightCabbie." And, Phil Bronstein could not give me a raise for writing it, although he met Sharon Stone, through the column. He signed a pre-nupt and made only 3-5 million in his divorce. Plus, many did not like the fact that the column dominated the other columns at the paper at the time. It rivaled Herb Caen's column.