Does David Chiu Have a Chinatown Problem?

Also, is John Avalos really feeling it in District 11?

Absorbing a beating is never enjoyable — unless, of course, you're into that kind of thing. Presuming you aren't, getting your behind kicked is even less palatable when it takes place in your home territory, with all your friends and supporters on hand to witness it.

Supervisors John Avalos and David Chiu aren't into that kind of thing. Let's take that as a given.

In the recently concluded mayoral election, both candidates were schooled in their home districts by Mayor Ed Lee. Lee's people were happy to publicize that he outpolled Avalos in District 11 by a 2-to-1 margin. Less was made of Lee's obliteration of Chiu in Chinatown. This is a big deal, and that Lee's minions chose not to bring it up is telling. The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference.

Both Chiu and Avalos are up for re-election in 2012. Should they be worried? There are two answers to that question: of course, and yes.

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