The mayor and city attorney earlier today disseminated their case against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi -- in writing. It was a curious read; the city attorney has attempted to decouple the notion that "official misconduct" must be committed while "on the job." Lee's assertion is that any elected official who "falls below the standard of decency, good faith, and right action impliedly required of all public officers," is ripe for the mayor's boot.
Unless, of course, it is the mayor.
Our other favorite passage was the allegation that Mirkarimi is guilty of misconduct because he allegedly told his wife "he could win custody of their child because he was very powerful." Apparently it's now a firing offense to be a dick during an argument with your wife. Under that precedent, if Mirkarimi had told his wife he could do her some kind of favor because he is very powerful, he'd be up for termination as well.
But we digress. This is all fodder for Mirkarimi's new attorney, David Waggoner -- not to be confused with his old attorney, Robert Waggener (who called him a "tyrant" and was soon off the case). And you could do worse than hiring this new Waggoner for a trial before the Ethics Commission -- because he's made a cottage industry out of beating them like a piñata.