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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oof! Is Embarrassing Typo On Gavin Newsom's Campaign Web Site an E-Freudian Slip?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 2:22 PM

click to enlarge You sure you want to claim credit for that Web site, sir?
  • You sure you want to claim credit for that Web site, sir?
So, we were perusing Gavin Newsom's Gubernatorial Web site the other day, to see what issues he'd be pushing if he were mayor of San Francisco. The part where the copy claims that Newsom used his experience running a burgeoning wine empire to effectively govern this city did catch our eye -- but not as much as claims of just how transparent city government is (a fun thing to hear from a man with five spokesmen -- who never call us back!)

Anyhow, here's the kicker: The Web page claims that Newsom "recently launched to allow citizens to provide input on how San Francisco spends federal stimulus dollars." So we went to -- and found it was a Web site for a substance abuse treatment center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This is painfully embarrassing for two reasons -- one, having the wrong

Web site here doesn't really attest to our erstwhile mayor's technical

prowess. Two, as we've noted in the past, Newsom has his own history of addictions.

If Elizabeth Taylor were running for office and she inadvertently touted

her creation of a Web site advertising quickie divorces -- that'd be

odd, too.

For what it's worth, the Web site Newsom meant to tout is

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m.: Hey, they fixed it! Good going!

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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