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Watch: SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Speaks Out on Prop 8 Ruling


SF Mayor Gavin Newsom offers his congratulations and thoughts on yesterday's announcement from Judge Walker that the stay on the Prop 8 decision would be lifted in a week.


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  1. He's made mistakes and like all politicians (and all people) is imperfect, but I love him. He's bright, committed, articulate, and honest---a dramatic improvement over SF mayors of the recent past. It's unfortunate that his efforts to seek office higher than lieutenant governor failed, but if he remains in politics I think he'll go far.

    No matter how you feel about him, we wouldn't be where we are on marriage equality---in CA or many other places---without his courageous move in 2004 to allow same-sex marriages in SF.

    OK, I'm done. Let the "He's so cute!!!" comments begin!

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 13, 2010 6:17:33 PM

  2. PAUL R...everything you saud X2.....and he's cute.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 13, 2010 6:36:52 PM

  3. Wasn't he on arrested development?

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 13, 2010 6:37:49 PM

  4. He's so cute!!!

    Posted by: Joey | Aug 13, 2010 6:53:09 PM

  5. It looks like Newsom will win in November (mainly because he has a lot more money as his opponent). But I doubt he'll remain Lt. Governor for long. He's only running for that job because he doesn't wanted to be term limited in 2011 with no backup plan.

    If Pelosi loses control of the House of Representatives in November, I don't think she will hang around for long as a backbencher. She's going to end up in a villa somewhere along the Amalfi Coast sooner rather than later. And that seat is certainly one that Gavin Newsom can win with relative ease in 2012.

    Posted by: John | Aug 13, 2010 7:01:10 PM

  6. I hope he does end up in Congress, and then who knows where....infinity and beyond!

    Posted by: David | Aug 13, 2010 7:49:25 PM

  7. Gavin represents San Francisco so well - cute, gay-friendly, articulate, smart....we like him, even though he's a punching bag for the wingnuts.

    Posted by: steve | Aug 13, 2010 9:07:21 PM

  8. The only upside this bloviating egomaniac winning the Lt. Gov race is that he'll leave the Mayor's office that much sooner.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Aug 13, 2010 10:07:20 PM

  9. What an egomaniacal blowhard. And all the "He's so cute!" comments are sickening.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Aug 13, 2010 10:40:23 PM

  10. You people in California should be glad to have someone like Gavin on your side. We have nobody in here in Texas. Stop being such whiny bitches.

    Posted by: RicardoTX | Aug 13, 2010 11:47:16 PM


    @LINCOLNLOUNGER, and so it goes for the log-cabinettes.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 14, 2010 1:35:36 AM

  12. @ Ricardo

    We have openly gay Mayor Annise Parker in Houston.

    I think going from mayor of San Francisco to the house of representatives would be a demotion. I'd like to see him run for Senate or Governor in the near future. (it was smart of him to pull out of the race this year, this will be an ugly political season)

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Aug 14, 2010 9:48:59 AM

  13. @Brian in Texas: his statewide support is very thin. As a practical matter, he's be better off starting in the House before trying to become senator. Only then can he move away from being a one-issue candidate in the eyes of much of the state.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 14, 2010 5:53:25 PM

  14. For those who say he is an egomaniac, since I I have no idea, what makes yoiu say that? Can you give examples? He seems like a great mayor to those of us who don't know him so I am curious.

    Posted by: Rann | Aug 14, 2010 9:50:29 PM

  15. i'd like to pull down his slacks and his undies and go to town on him. there is something incredibly sexy about an intelligent, handsome man and his sweaty balls.

    @PAUL R, you are right about his qualifications. but, he IS cute. ain't no denying that.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 16, 2010 5:34:08 AM

  16. I got married to my hunky man in the same spot he is standing two years ago.

    Posted by: E | Aug 16, 2010 10:14:21 AM

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