Posted by Lil Miss Hot Mess on July 20, 2009
Well, this is but one reason. But it feels like a more legit reason than just citing this picture. (As I recall, the one on the cover made him look like even more of an ass. I do appreciate that he’s getting older and now he’s moving more into conservative-looking politician, and less young gay-but-not-gay hotshot. It’s something about the hair.)
Anyway, I just read that Newsom vetoed what could have been a really super piece of rent control legislation, aimed at helping renters through the current economic crisis. Basically, the legislation would have done three things:
Needless to say, I’m pissed off. Here’s what Ted Gullicksen of the Tenants’ Union had to say:
[Newsom]’s more concerned about getting contributions from the real estate industry for his run for governor than he is about the people of San Francisco being hit by recession. He has vetoed almost every piece of pro-tenant legislation as a mayor, and opposed every piece when he was a supervisor.
And here’s a bit more background on his voting record.
I’m also totally sick of all the gays who fawn over him because of his marriage stunt. He’s like the gross straight boys who flirt with you but you know they’re not really going to put out. In this case, putting out means supporting tenants’ rights.
And while we’re at it, what’s up with Bevan Dufty, the gay Supervisor of the Castro? Apparently he supported item #2 up there, but not the other two, leaving them one vote shy to override the veto. Does he realize what’s happening to the Castro? Gentrification is getting so bad even the gays are moving out. It feels ironic because I actually went to his apartment once, after a United ENDA demonstration against the HRC, and I thought it was really nice to have a City Supervisor on our side and welcoming us into his home for the afterparty. And it was a nice home. And I’m not sure if he’s a renter, but I’d assume not. But I also feel like he’s not on our side anymore. And I hope people remember these things when it’s time for re-election.