Oaksterdam's Richard Lee Attends Daly Roast, Treated to Wheelchair Joke
That's why it was surprising to see Lee -- who is working on another cannabis legalization ballot measure for the 2012 election -- at The Independent last week for former Supervisor Chris Daly's roast.
"Years of politics takes its toll on you physically -- have you seen Michela Alioto-Pier lately?" Daly said, referring the supervisor who uses a wheelchair. "She looks worse in a wheelchair than August Longo."
"What?" Daly says to the crowd, which clearly thought it was in bad taste. "It's a roast!"
For those who don't know, Daly frequently butted heads with Marina District representative Alioto-Pier, taking verbal swipes at her as recently as the last board meeting on Tuesday. Daly rudely interrupted his colleagues, speaking over them and saying Alioto-Pier represented the rich.
Representatives from Oaksterdam did not return calls from SF Weekly seeking comment, so whether Lee was amused, offended or nonplussed -- who knows.
Daly was unapologetic when SF Weekly gave him a call. He said didn't know Lee was in the audience.