May 28, 2009

Prop 8 For Political Gain

Is the arrest of a District 8 supervisor candidate while protesting the CA Supreme Court's ruling on Prop 8 trivialized if it was planned?
Among those arrested Tuesday for blocking Van Ness Avenue in protest of the ruling upholding Proposition 8 were two out candidates for supervisor in 2010: Rafael Mandelman and Debra Walker.

...Mandelman, a gay man who is the first out of the gate in the race to replace termed out District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty. An attorney and member of the city's Board of Appeals, he will hold his campaign kickoff in mid-June, 18 months before voters go to the polls in November 2010 to elect Dufty's successor.
But as Matier & Ross reported:
...Protest organizers met with San Francisco police in the days leading up to the court's decision and negotiated just how the arrests would go down....The arrests also began at noon- just in time for the live TV shots for the noon news.
FWIW, Mandelman "plans to pull papers for the race next week and his campaign launch begins at 6 p.m. Monday June 15 at Blush Wine Bar on Castro Street."

[BAR: Gay, lesbian supe candidates arrested at Prop 8 protest]
[M&R: This time, Newsom plays it straight]
[NVSF: Election 2010: And So It Begins]


Anonymous said...

Do you know what "political gain" means?

Every single person who was there was there for political gain.

Anonymous said...

This is very wrong to put out there. I think making accusations like this should not be done unless you can substantiate it.

And, why try and spin it into something controversial.

Bad move Noe Valley, SF.

Anonymous said...

I'm said you're so cynical.
I ask you "Have you ever been arrested in civil disobedience?",

I have.

Anonymous said...

I'm sad you're so cynical.