Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rose Pak and race in San Francisco

Rose Pak

From the Chronicle's story on Rose Pak's death:

...In the short term, Pak was concerned about getting Kim elected to the state Senate, helping Supervisor Norman Yee get re-elected and supporting school board member Sandra Lee Fewer’s campaign for District One supervisor, Chin said. Kim’s race against fellow Supervisor Scott Wiener was at the top of that list...She had also let it be known that she wanted Deputy Chief Garret Tom to become the next police chief...Her fallout with [Mayor]Lee stemmed from his decision not to appoint [Cindy]Wu to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors. Instead, Lee appointed North Beach community activist Julie Christensen...

Funny, but all the people Pak supported were of Asian ancestry.

The Chronicle story recounts how Pak defamed Julie Christensen to get Aaron Peskin elected. Pak supported Peskin out of spite after Mayor Lee failed to appoint Cindy Wu to David Chiu's seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Pak played the race card against critics---including Aaron Peskin---of the Central Subway project.

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