Chris Daly Vows To Haunt David Chiu, San Francisco Moderates

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Interim Mayor...or is he?
The Board of Supervisors is on the precipice of anointing City Administrator Ed Lee interim mayor -- although the decision didn't come without cursing, fights ... and perhaps a little backroom dealing?

The progressives failed in getting their pick -- Sheriff Michael Hennessey -- approved. But they did manage to convince the others to hold off on confirming Lee as the board appointment until Friday, perhaps hoping it would buy them some time to shift the political winds their way -- and turn around an utterly calamitous day.

The eight-and-a-half hour meeting was composed of a heaping portion of political theatrics laced with curious moments, including when Supervisor Bevan Dufty -- a longtime supporter of Hennessey -- pulled an about-face. 

Dufty, the expert swing vote, refused to support either Lee or Hennessey, unless there was a deadlock.

Dufty stuck to his word through two rounds of voting. But then he called a 20-minute recess, only to return and pledge his support for Lee, a moderate ally of outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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The move incited Daly; he lashed out at Dufty and Board President David Chiu, who had essentially defected to the moderates with his support for Lee.

"We are about to witness the biggest fumble in history of progressive politics," Daly said. "The ball carrier is none other than our President David Chiu and Bevan played the foil perfectly. We had a progressive majority on this board of supervisors, we had an opportunity and we made the biggest fumble."

His points rapidly turned to threats.

"After this vote, I will politically haunt you," Daly said to Chiu. "It's on like Donkey Kong."

Lee, serendipitously, is purported to be in Hong Kong.

The next round of San Francisco government at its finest reconvenes at 3 p.m. on Friday. Call it "Donkey Kong II." 

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Evan 88
Evan 88

Sarah Palin lost her chance to one day become President of the United States the moment Katie Couric asked her what newspapers she read. David Chui lost his chance to one day become mayor of San Francisco the moment Chris Daly screamed at him, "I WILL HAUNT YOU!"....The docile Chui should have responded: "BRING IT ON, DOUCHEBAG!"....He would have become mayor in a landslide!

elizabethinsf
elizabethinsf

If anyone can truly claim that SF has made "progress" in the last 30 years, it's clear they find a bankrupt, filthy city, with an infrastructure beyond repair, full of illegals, corrupt politicians, and homeless better than what we had, which was lots of jobs (there are over 5K fewer jobs than when DiFi took over but the City government metastacized), cheap rents, nightlife, and lots more fun. Oh, and we actually had an evacuation plan when the big one hits . .. but then, it won't hit when YOU"re here so it doesn't matter, eh? Just keep thinking that . ..

Evan 88
Evan 88

David Chui will never become mayor of San Francisco. He has failed his first big test. Every candidate comes to a point where their political future turns. Gerald Ford's moment came when he claimed, in a debate, that Poland was not under Communist domination. Mike Dukakis' moment came when he was asked what he would do if his wife was raped and murdered. David Chui's crucial moment came when Chris Daly screamed, "I WILL HAUNT YOU!" Chui should have responded: "BRING IT ON, DOUCHEBAG!" He would have won in a landslide!

King Kong
King Kong

Donkey Kong, Falun Gong, Hong Kong.

Daly had to search for this one. lol

Luckystars2000
Luckystars2000

Chiu, Jane Kim former roommates, Lee all tools of Rose Pak. Rose Pak tool of Chinese government. I guess borrowing trillions of dollars does have its payback date.

That date was today.

Don Keypenis
Don Keypenis

Fuck Daly. Donkey Kong? He should stick to Pong, or saving Falun Gong, or drinking from his Bong. He thinks progressive politics is supposed to be a kind of racketeering. Now he wants a "social pub" so his "goodfellas" can "do business in." Hopefully the bar will refrain from selling Black & Tans - someone might ask for a Car Bomb instead.

Drewcab415
Drewcab415

Not that it matters to someone who rants with such rhyme, but you smoke from a bong, not drink from it. That would be disgusting.

sfsoma
sfsoma

The class of 2000 fades away into obscurity. Thanks for the theatrics, guys. Sorry you failed.

txj
txj

chris daly is a fool.

Hey There
Hey There

Where have all the Progesives gone, the answer is blowing in the wind.

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