The last two weeks at City Hall have been much like a low-budget mini-series, as the city watched progressives and moderates hit all-time lows in order to wrestle power away from one another. But now that the political waters have calmed, it's time to look at who emerged on top:
Rose Pak: As Chinatown's most influential leader, Pak scored many, many points for moderates this last week with her political brokering and machinations that — at the 11th hour — elevated the first Chinese-American, Ed Lee, into the position as San Francisco's chief executive.
Supervisor David Chiu:
The mild-mannered Chiu has a much bigger bite than bark. While you will
only hear canned statements and diplomatic words come out of Chiu, he
clearly has a temperamental streak. As progressives learned this week, they might have overestimated Chiu in believing he was a straight-up progressive.