Mayor Ed Lee, Candidates Use Cesar Chavez Day as a Chance to Schmooze
|We wish we were flies buzzing around them.|
But before the festivities got started, Supervisor Jane Kim had to have a word with the mayor. A very close word, it appears. Is that how Twitter deals are done?
|Eating for the Latino vote|
Dufty was quick to note that he'd picked up two tortillas while the the more petite Chiu had only taken one. Is that Dufty's way of trying to garner the Latino vote?
Dufty's tie seemed to be throwing a fiesta of its own. But we digress.
Anyway, when Mayor Lee took the mic, he talked about the growing Latino population in the city: "Eleven percent is now 15 percent -- people must pay attention to that," he said. A hearty applause followed.
Although, it's worth noting that Asians eclipse Latinos, comprising 33 percent of the city's population.
Speaking of Latinos in power, where were Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos?
We must point out that this fine day of food and unity was also a fine day for schmoozing.
|I'm listening, really.|
Well, sort of.
Salinas, who was tight with Cesar Chavez, or at least he poses with him on Facebook, might as well been talking to a brick wall. Is Herrera even listening to him or has he spotted someone more, ahem, politically potent across the room?
|The one who isn't running for mayor.|
But wait, it's not all elected leaders present. City Treasurer Jose Cisneros, who was appointed by former Mayor Gavin Newsom, made an appearance, which truly makes it a power breakfast. And don't think Mayor Lee didn't take note of that.
"There's so many good friends and people I see on a daily and weekly basis. It just makes me happy now that we are well-connected in this city, but of course we have to do more," Lee said.
|A conversation that needs to happen|
How awkward was that conversation? Especially after Gascón publicly said that the judge's decision was imprudent, to put it politely.
Well, what can you expect ... politics are kinda like sororities -- with so many egos in one room you are bound to run up against some drama.
All photos by Francisco Barradas, courtesy of El Tecolote