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Monday, January 17, 2011

Facebook Page Dedicated to Sending George Gascón Back to Arizona

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM

click to enlarge "D" is for DA and Democrat
  • "D" is for DA and Democrat

San Francisco liberals aren't going to let an easy target like George Gascón get away.

A legion of anti-Gascón San Franciscans have launched their own Facebook page, "Send George Gascón Back to Arizona," dedicated to rounding up progressive voters to oppose the newly minted district attorney and his conservative views.

With 49 friends and counting, the page, which was founded by a group called the Concerned Citizens of San Francisco, has a perfectly progressive mission statement:

"Now that Gavin 'Nuisance' has left our city let's work on getting rid

of his bad choice for police chief and send George Gascón back to Arizona. Or at least find him a decent hair dresser!!!"

He's already trying to convince San Francisco that he is politically reformed. Last week, Gascón was caught by the media "quietly" changing his party affiliation from "declined to state" to Democrat.

This was necessary, since Gascón has made it clear he plans to run for a four-year term as district attorney in the fall. Before leaving office last week, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom abruptly appointed Gascón, much to his surprise, as the new district attorney. Since Gascón has never tried a case, pundits believe  he was chosen to help bridge the ongoing tension between the DA's office and the San Francisco Police Department, where Gascón was the chief for the last year.

But the pick has not settled well with liberal San Francisco, which twice elected Kamala Harris -- a staunch opponent of the death penalty. The day after being selected, Gascón told media outlets he would have no problem seeking the death penalty in cases that warrant it.

You can take the man out of Arizona, but you can't take the Arizona out of the man.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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