Video: Meet the candidates for mayor of San Francisco

posted at 4:00 pm on October 14, 2007 by Allahpundit

Mmmmmm, that’s good hit piece. I like when “Chicken John” does the scare quotes when he says “news program.”

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

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This is gold, bro.

Jay on October 14, 2007 at 4:21 PM

One great thing about San Francisco… well, actually, two great things… it’s 8 hours drive away from where I live and it’s poised to fall into the ocean and be wiped off the face of the Earth when the ‘big one’ hits.

Yay.

SilverStar830 on October 14, 2007 at 4:24 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

You do!

Priceless, simply priceless!

Kini on October 14, 2007 at 4:26 PM

Downtown SF and the SF Greyhound bus station were the very first US landmarks my wife saw in the daylight when she came to the states for the first time. I think she had some serious second thoughts about marrying me at that point.

And no Jaibones, I wasn’t visiting friends, we were making our way from Travis to the SF airport!

Bradky on October 14, 2007 at 4:28 PM

Hawt.

Jaibones on October 14, 2007 at 4:30 PM

SMUG ALERT!!

George wants to promote “cultural change”.
Chicken John disdains middle America and “believes in the idea of San Francisco” when asked about the crime, homelessness and infrastructure

kooly on October 14, 2007 at 4:30 PM

Freaks for mayor of SF? LOL – NO WAY!!!

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

But I bet he has an iPhone.

Where do your keep your wallet? BWAAAHAAAHAAHA

Thanks for the laugh AP!

On-my-soap-box on October 14, 2007 at 4:33 PM

haha! I like how they tape the mic to the nudist…”Where do you carry your wallet?”

He campaigns in the nude…and says “people have a stand-offish reaction”…wow.

And people say New York City is strange…

AP has a handle-bar ‘stache…who-da thunk.

JetBoy on October 14, 2007 at 4:33 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Please tell us you don’t own a pair of glasses that size.

Bradky on October 14, 2007 at 4:35 PM

All three of them are CGI, right AP? Ha ha ha, nice prank…right AP?

RushBaby on October 14, 2007 at 4:37 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Cmom , Admitt it. You have the hat too. . . LOL

Texyank on October 14, 2007 at 4:40 PM

One of these days I’ll start proof reading BEFORE I hit the send botton.

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Cmon , Admitt it. You have the hat too. . . LOL

Texyank on October 14, 2007 at 4:40 PM

Texyank on October 14, 2007 at 4:45 PM

AP: So right now my picture of you is a pasty, doughy, pencil necked beta male with a goofy mustache and a grating long island accent. It would take a lot of photoshopping to make that picture pretty.

liberrocky on October 14, 2007 at 4:45 PM

Note to self: MOVE!

CanaryinaCoalMine on October 14, 2007 at 4:46 PM

No one can take SF seriously with clowns like this getting air time. SF is exactly what the liberals want America to look like. If we could only convince the rest of America to imagine that scenario, not one more liberal would ever be elected again.

This is the only problem I have with Rudy. He holds to some of those values.

csdeven on October 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Oho! The picture of the shadowy but most holy Allah emerges!

Let’s see: moustache like Chicken George, voice like NY City Councilman James Oddo. At the rate Big A’s dropping clues, we’ll be able to ‘shop a composite picture before Christmas.

Or, y’know, we could just put Chicken George’s moustache on James Oddo…

Well-Armed Lamb on October 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

Poor San Francisco.

Zorro on October 14, 2007 at 4:48 PM

Bradky on October 14, 2007 at 4:28 PM

Sorry, Bradky, but I try not to joke about SF. My beloved cousin Chris contracted AIDS there, and it makes me feel pretty small if I reduce it to a punch line. If I have done so, I regret it.

I hear it’s a beautiful place, but I must agree with Zorro.

Jaibones on October 14, 2007 at 4:51 PM

With all those nut jobs running, fracturing the nut job votes, a Conservative can win, he/she will even get people to the left.

StuLongIsland on October 14, 2007 at 4:53 PM

Is your ‘stache a glue-on one,too?

bbz123 on October 14, 2007 at 4:59 PM

Jello Biafra ran for Mayor against Diane Feinstein in ’79. One of his spoken word albums has a funny explanation of his campaign. Youtube has this local contemporary news report about his platform/campaign.

rw on October 14, 2007 at 5:00 PM

I think we are building the fence along the wrong border…

Neo on October 14, 2007 at 5:07 PM

Where is the ONN in the corner? No, Really?

A better caption AP would have been “Freak Show.”

I love the little “News” bit from McJohnalds. I wonder if CNN would even cover this crap.

Chicken John could learn something from Nudist George. Lighten up, Dude.

BKennedy on October 14, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Now everyone in the library is looking at me. Damn you, AllahPundit!

Just kidding, that was hilarious. And to think I live only across the bridge from San Francisco.

mram on October 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM

“One of these days I’ll start proof reading BEFORE I hit the send botton.”

How true. How true that is. How true.

Apeking on October 14, 2007 at 5:18 PM

And either of these nuts would be a worse mayor than they have now? SF deserves them, who knows SF might be better off with them. Then SF would get all the respect they are due (none).

xplodeit on October 14, 2007 at 5:23 PM

Chicken John (any relation to Chicken George ?)’s dazzling public speaking skills (Like, um, you know) coombined with the athleticism with which he inserts air quotes into a sentance make him the hands down winner. If he can fit in some training with Obama’s stuttering coach, he’ll be unstoppable!

dm60462 on October 14, 2007 at 5:25 PM

Oho! The picture of the shadowy but most holy Allah emerges!

Let’s see: moustache like Chicken George, voice like NY City Councilman James Oddo. At the rate Big A’s dropping clues, we’ll be able to ’shop a composite picture before Christmas.

Or, y’know, we could just put Chicken George’s moustache on James Oddo…

Well-Armed Lamb on October 14, 2007 at 4:47 PM

As I recall he’s also said to remind people of Jeremy Piven.

Jobius on October 14, 2007 at 5:43 PM

These people make me sick.

Mooseman on October 14, 2007 at 5:46 PM

That nudist has moobs.

Lehosh on October 14, 2007 at 5:46 PM

I didn’t like the nudist. He wasn’t wearing his heart on his sleeve.

Nethicus on October 14, 2007 at 5:49 PM

Are there any normal people in San Francisco ?

Maxx on October 14, 2007 at 5:53 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Why do I not believe it?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 14, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Are there any normal people in San Francisco ?

Maxx on October 14, 2007 at 5:53 PM

SF is like the NY Times. It has a glorious past which the present generations capitalize on. But it may be so fundamentally injured that it has no future. So, unfortunately, I believe the answer to your question is no.

It’s in a nice spot. Somebody will build there again.

JiangxiDad on October 14, 2007 at 6:03 PM

The stash, the hat, and especially the scarf it’s all that and a bag of chips!

The nude guy looks like my unitarian neighbor – just too creepy.
That tape is going to leave a mark you know.

Kini on October 14, 2007 at 6:18 PM

Notice how Chicken John kept reaching down for something. It was like he was reaching for the doober he stuck in his pant cuff. The nudist seemed like a nice guy. I feel sorry for him. He must have screamed when they took the tape off his chest.

jihadwatcher on October 14, 2007 at 6:24 PM

Watch the video closely. I’m pretty sure that Chicken John is a Republican in nonpartisan stealth mode, which could mean . . .

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Nah. No way. I’m pretty sure Allah lives in Chicago.

Does SF have a residency requirement? I mean, if a homeless guy can run for mayor, who’s to say that Allah isn’t sleeping in Golden Gate Park?

Remember: He can’t even afford an iPhone.

Ali-Bubba on October 14, 2007 at 6:25 PM

AP: So right now my picture of you is a pasty, doughy, pencil necked beta male with a goofy mustache and a grating long island accent. It would take a lot of photoshopping to make that picture pretty.

liberrocky on October 14, 2007 at 4:45 PM

Allah has done a lot of Photoshopping….

kate q on October 14, 2007 at 6:26 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Please tell us you’re kidding?

RightWinged on October 14, 2007 at 6:30 PM

That nudist guy is campaigning for cultural change…

all the way to the 1960s !!!!

…….

if he really wanted cultural change in San Francisco he’d put on a MARINE UNIFORM.

Always Right on October 14, 2007 at 6:32 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

It is clear! New York Accent, Mustache… Allahpundit must be:

http://www.salzburg.com/jugend/bilder02/stories/nintendo.jpg

And that’s Super.

BKennedy on October 14, 2007 at 6:37 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

The Doc Holliday of the Blogosphere.

infidel4life on October 14, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Exactly as I pictured you.

conservnut on October 14, 2007 at 6:47 PM

I like when “Chicken John” does the scare quotes when he says “news program.”

I burst out laughing when he did that. Can I use the finger quotes when I call him a man?

I always knew you looked like a bad porn producer, AllahPundit. I KNEW it, darn it!!! (do you wear bell bottoms too?)

mjk on October 14, 2007 at 6:54 PM

I’m pretty sure Allah lives in Chicago
I live in Chicago and there is not enough room in this city for the two of us.

liberrocky on October 14, 2007 at 6:54 PM

One of these days, AP is going to make the #1 NYT Best Seller with “Allahpundit Revealed.”

Connie on October 14, 2007 at 7:31 PM

I have a mustache exactly like his.

Where do you wear it?

Captain America on October 14, 2007 at 7:54 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

And I have the same ascot tie – only I wear mine on the right.

sibobr on October 14, 2007 at 7:55 PM

Why are they on FOXNews? I thought those types didn’t like FOXNews.

SouthernGent on October 14, 2007 at 7:56 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like this.

Just for the other record, undercover (pundits) never reveal this much, but often precisely the opposite, i.e. if they are lawyers in real life, they’ll tell people who sit next to them in airplanes that they are morticians.

Entelechy on October 14, 2007 at 7:59 PM

So right now my picture of you is a pasty, doughy, pencil necked beta male with a goofy mustache and a grating long island accent. It would take a lot of photoshopping to make that picture pretty.

Indeed, sir, indeed.

Allahpundit on October 14, 2007 at 8:02 PM

I figured it out! THIS is Allahpundit…

JetBoy on October 14, 2007 at 8:04 PM

To Nudist Candidate:

Where do you keep your wallet?

I have a fanny pack.

Heh. What else is in there?

fogw on October 14, 2007 at 8:11 PM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

Jamie Colby’s mustache isn’t that bad AP, have a hart….

liquidflorian on October 14, 2007 at 8:12 PM

What a freak show. I hope the dems are getting their shots before they go there.

Guardian on October 14, 2007 at 8:32 PM

I think Allah probably looks a lot like this guy.

liberrocky on October 14, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Oh Geez. San Francisco is swamp. Freak City. Ugh!

sinsing on October 14, 2007 at 10:18 PM

SilverStar830 wrote,

One great thing about San Francisco… well, actually, two great things… it’s 8 hours drive away from where I live and it’s poised to fall into the ocean and be wiped off the face of the Earth when the ‘big one’ hits.

Yay.

But then we’ll get to hear them denounce the rest of the country for being selfish when we don’t immediately give them enough money for disaster relief.

No Yay.

JimC on October 14, 2007 at 10:38 PM

SF already has a bunch of clowns in office now. What defference does a few more make? These aren’t the true clowns anyway. The true ones are the ones going into the voting booths…..

sMack on October 14, 2007 at 11:12 PM

So, why does the CIA dump all the genetic mutants that they produce by way of their bizarre, irreversible, medical experiments exclusively in the SF Bay area?

My collie says:

Feed the dog, not the Truthers, CC.

CyberCipher on October 14, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Where do you keep your wallet?

I have a fanny pack.

Heh. What else is in there?

fogw on October 14, 2007 at 8:11 PM

Did he say he had a fanny pack or a packed fanny?

Gad what maroons!

SF deserves them.

91Veteran on October 14, 2007 at 11:19 PM

Um, they have a lot of nice hotels downtown and the Nordstrom’s is really nice. I never saw a nudey in there. So, see? We do have some normal stuff going on. Just ignore the 2 men snuggling against each other with their Harleys in the corner…

mimi1220 on October 14, 2007 at 11:41 PM

The KGB was very interested in promoting Yoga to Useful Idiots.

Egfrow on October 14, 2007 at 11:49 PM

Actually, I KNOW Chicken John personally and I would actually vote for him if I lived in San Francisco. I don’t believe that he is actually expecting to win but his candidacy is forcing the SF department of elections to clean a lot of stuff up like being able to donate to candidates with Pay Pal, filing documents electronically by PDF rather than in hard copy and a lot of other things.

Chicken is also about personal responsibility and isn’t really into musing about what “somebody” should do. He is also very sarcastic so I would take a lot of what he says with a grain of salt. Right now he is probably trying to get noticed and he has a history of being quite “interesting” when he is in that phase of things. I have seen the guy motivate people in private projects. His heart is in the right place most of the time.

If nothing else, his running is going to cause some parts of the government of San Francisco to be dragged kicking and screaming into at least the 1990′s. He is going to probably get the spotlight on some issues and most likely focus on the people taking the bull by the horns and getting some things done and stop waiting for “someone to do something”.

Sadly, I don’t live in SF so I can’t vote for him. But maybe I should send him a little of my heard-earned.

crosspatch on October 14, 2007 at 11:51 PM

I like when “Chicken John” does the scare quotes when he says “news program.”

I wish the host would have presented air quotes when calling them candidates. Unfortunately, we’re talking about San Fransicko and this really is what voters have to look forward to. The incumbent must be thrilled, however, I’m startled to see he only has a 70% approval rating. That means (potentially) 30% of the electorate prefers Chicken John or the “naturist”. Speaking of which, I hope they “Fabreeze” the chair he was sitting in. Ugh! I’m so glad those people are half a continent away from me.

thedecider on October 15, 2007 at 12:01 AM

You have to understand something. Chicken is playing to the voters in SF. Those quotes probably played well with the voters there. He really doesn’t (or at least shouldn’t) care what anyone else thinks about it. He isn’t running for national office.

The frat boy Newsom needs to go.

crosspatch on October 15, 2007 at 12:06 AM

Jamie Colby’s mustache isn’t that bad AP, have a hart….

liquidflorian on October 14, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Yum…she tickles my whiskers.

Jaibones on October 15, 2007 at 12:20 AM

I’m not watching a video featuring a guy who is showing his C-cups to the world.

baldilocks on October 15, 2007 at 1:51 AM

Disinfect that chair and never do this again!

Bicyea on October 15, 2007 at 8:21 AM

Q.: Mr./Ms. San Franciscan, for whom will you cast your three ranked votes?

A.: ♫♪A flibberty gibbet, a will of the wisp, a clown♫♪

Bigfoot on October 15, 2007 at 8:29 AM

Just for the record, my vote goes for George.

They keep saying how beautiful SF is, and it has its good points, but San Diego beats it hands down for beauty, food (yes, food), weather, beaches, culture (no BJ in public steets), and the greatest Mexican food in the world.

right2bright on October 15, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Just for the record, I have a mustache exactly like his.

AND…you work nude! Right?

You have so much in common with these two!

Rightwingsparkle on October 15, 2007 at 9:29 AM

I guess it’s been all downhill since Larry, Moe, and Curly are no longer available…

landlines on October 15, 2007 at 11:15 AM

right2bright on October 15, 2007 at 9:16 AM

All that, and love for the Military. Miramar show wasn’t so lucky this weekend – typical weather wasn’t perfect. Can’t fight nature. Still a great city.

Entelechy on October 15, 2007 at 12:28 PM

I’m surprised the nudist candidate, when out campaigning in the nude, isn’t arrested for peddaling “crack”.

Oh wait that is San Francisco, never mind………

FLLaw33870 on October 15, 2007 at 12:56 PM

What’s horrifying is that these two clowns actually have a chance in that crazed, leftist town.

Black Adam on October 15, 2007 at 3:41 PM