David Chiu's mayoral poll numbers continue to hover at “Who wants chili for breakfast?” levels, but you can't say the president of the board isn't trying to have fun. Whether it's tooling around Dolores Park with a Wookiee or launching a Where's Waldo?-like pop-up tour of the city, Chiu is out to convince voters he's the fun-lovingest political smoothie who rode progressive support to the board presidency and then stiffed them when it was politically expedient this city has ever known.
And, you know what? He is!
Now a press release announces that, tonight at 9 p.m. at 1233 Polk Street, Chiu will be raising funds via karaoke. “Everyone, including David Chiu, loves karaoke!” notes the release. That's debatable — but, via public financing, everyone has the chance to pay for it.
Well, that's not entirely true. Chiu campaign manager Nicole Derse notes that no public money is going into this event. She also promises Chiu will serenade onlookers with his rendition of “Love Shack” by the B-52s. (Perhaps a big enough donation may convince him not to.)