As mayor, Jordan has imagined himself San Francisco's secretary of state. During a visit to Beijing, he announced that he would push for the U.S. to continue most favored nation status for the PRC, and praised hard-liner Jiang Zemin, one of those who ordered the Tiananmen Square massacre, by saying, "I liked his style." Recently, Jordan called for the White House to normalize relations with Vietnam, then praised President Clinton for taking that step. "Once again, San Francisco has taken the lead in the nation for championing progressive international policy," stated Jordan in a July 11 press release. "It is only fitting that the leadership in Washington, D.C., follow our City's footsteps in establishing relations with the people of Vietnam." Say, what?
Next week: Jordan on "Anything Goes.