Sunday, August 21, 2005

Gracious?

Marc Sandalow writing in Sunday's Chronicle about President Bush not visiting San Francisco has this pair of quotes from the ever so charming Carole Migden;
"Bush's father visited San Francisco five times during his presidency and was greeted by so many protesters that Migden, who at the time served on the Board of Supervisors, had City Hall send his re-election campaign a bill for $38,690 to pay for police overtime."

"One of the Achilles' heels of this president is his granite cool stubbornness,'' said state Sen. Carole Migden, a Democrat who represents San Francisco. "It would be gracious to visit now and then."

Remembering the Peanuts comic strip, Migden represents Lucy moving the football just before Charlie Brown attempts to kick it.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Smoking Jay said...

Connecting the story of Bush not coming to San Francisco to the Lucy and Charlie interaction is just special...thanks for the hearty laugh. Why would any sitting President visit a place that gave him 15% of the local vote? If I were Bush and read the Chronicle article, I would consider it a goal and an honor NOT to ever visit in my term. On Clinton's 23 visits, I wonder how many visits since his daughter left Stanford???

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