The Man Who Knows Just Enough runs down the realpolitik: “Terence is done. Between Fazio and Harris, that’s 100,000 votes against him. Only a fool would take encouragement. Terence won’t pick up anything from the Fazio voters. Those votes are not in a pool for catching. Those 100,000 votes Harris and Fazio earned are 100,000 votes arrayed against Terry.
“And in the other race, Gavin picks up Leal’s votes and her endorsement. I see that. Gavin also gets Ribera’s backing. But that’s good for just two votes – Tony’s and the Missus’. … Does Ammiano say to Matt, ‘Okay, let bygones be bygones?’ Or does Tom have a punitive streak? Did he leave everything Sicilian in him back in Jersey? …
“Speaking of bygones, John Burton will NOT forget nor forgive Matt for his transgressions in the saga of Kimiko. Of course, to go against Matt means that Holy Burton must grant absolution to Gavin for his un-Christian attitudes towards the homeless. But sooner grant Gavin absolution than to shrive Matt for his sins against the home of Burton. …
“And a big hello to Bruce Brugmann for his powerful impact on the Mayor’s Race. Now he can go back to PG&E.”
And what’s the ultimate outcome in that race? Says The Man, “A long, cold December for Matt. It’ll be Gavin, 60-40.” Wow….
“Yep,” says The Man, who eats out every night, “Now that the people have spoken – the heartless bastards! – on the minimum wage, the real consequence will be that many workers will have to take pay CUTS! Yes, many restaurants that already pay their kitchen help above what the minimum wage would be, will cut the wages of those workers down to the minimum -- because they will now have to up the pay of their waiters and waitresses to the new minimum. The deal was, because helpstaff do well on tips, their formal wages were real low. Now their formal wages have to go up. … I will still tip 25%.”
He’s the last of the gents ….