Ed Lee is a liar 2
Ed Lee is a liar 1
Gavin Newsom is supposedly upset about the ad. To its credit, the SF Examiner posted both the ad and linked the SFGTV footage of Newsom used in the ad:
“It has come to my attention that State Senator Leland Yee has approved and aired a negative political advertisement that features video footage of me,” Newsom said in the statement. “I urge him to take down the ad immediately. I did not authorize the use of my image. Nor do I condone the ad, its highly negative tone or the cynical attempt to mislead voters into thinking that I approved the message in any way.” Jim Stearns, Yee’s political consultant, said the campaign has no intention of taking the ad down and that the Newsom footage is a matter of public record and part of city government’s SFGovTV’s 32-minute documentary on the interim mayor selection process.
Stearns is right, since city taxpayers pay for SFGTV. Of course Newsom wants to be perceived as a good Democrat and a member of the city Family in good standing, which evidently involves---warning, mixed metaphor ahead---sweeping Lee's betrayal under the rug and circling the wagons in his defense, since he also happens to be a member of the Democratic Party.