First Mayor With Facial Hair Since 1944? *
When Mayor Gavin Newsom suggested his successor during the San Francisco Giants World Series parade, he borrowed one of the team's catchphrases: “Fear the beard.”
Tightly wound progressives at the time thought this was a veiled Aaron Peskin reference. But the more accurate conspiracy theory would have had Willie Brown and Rose Pak influencing Newsom to be referring to likely mayor-to-be Ed Lee.