Mayor Lee's Hobson's Choice
Mayor Lee has nothing but a Hobson's Choice in appointing a District 5 Supervisor. If he picks a so-called moderate, he/she will be successfully opposed in November by one the district's party-line leftists---Quintin Mecke, Julian Davis, John Rizzo, etc., which I call the Juanita Owens Effect. If he appoints a progressive, he'll strengthen his leftist opposition on the Board of Supervisors, while giving the appointee a boost in the November election, though even a progressive would be tainted just by being appointed.
Yesterday the Examiner listed a number of other candidates for the mayor's kiss-of-death appointment: London Breed, Michael Breyer, Phil Ginsburg, Christina Olague, Malcolm Yeung, Michael O'Connor, Gabriel Haaland.