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February 24, 2009

Profiles in Hypocrisy: Gavin Newsom

While our civilization circles the drain as a result of the cultural corrosion and economic insanity they've imposed, liberals attempt to distract us with righteous crusades against make-believe menaces like bottled water, a favorite bugaboo of San Franfreakshow Mayor Gavim Newsom. But what's this?

This week, the City Insider spotted an almost empty case of bottled water in the back of Mayor Gavin Newsom's hybrid sport utility vehicle as it was parked in front of City Hall. At least one full bottle of Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water remained under the plastic covering.
This from the mayor who in June 2007 issued an executive order directing city government to no longer purchase bottled water, saying the containers clog landfills… Newsom, a former restaurateur, last year called on the restaurant industry to stop selling bottled water to customers and start serving local tap water instead.

We're told that the water "belonged to the mayor's security detail and wasn't purchased with city funds." Yet a mayoral spokesweenie confesses:

The mayor will be the first to admit that he occasionally indulges in bottled water. It's not something he's proud of.

But so long as we little people don't indulge in this vice, the planet will be okay.

Maybe Newsom thought the mic was a bottle of water.

On a tip from CQM.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 24, 2009 9:41 AM


What is it with bottled water, anyway? It's a triumph of the marketers' art. I'm 100% with Penn and Teller's video on this one. (In which a patron of a snooty restaurant say he can taste the glacier-like quality of his chi-chi premium water, then cut to an employee filling the bottle from a garden hose in back of the restaurant. Priceless!)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 24, 2009 10:06 AM

Hypocrisy is the foundation of all liberal thought.

Posted by: J at February 24, 2009 10:32 AM

Van I don't think newsom thought the mic was bottled water I think he thought it was, well never mind.

Posted by: Farmer Ted at February 24, 2009 10:34 AM


If you tasted my well water you might not be so quick to dis bottled water. There is a place for it. At school I drink from the bubbler (water fountain, for those not from around Milwaukee. Most students bring water bottles and refill at school. They understand that bottled water is expensive tap water. But in some situations it is necessary. The point of the article is the hypocrisy of (mostly liberal) politicians.

Posted by: baldeagle390 at February 24, 2009 10:39 AM

I'm with Farmer Ted, Gavi's thinkin' about something else in that picture

Posted by: puffdaddy at February 24, 2009 11:42 AM

More examples of liberal hypocracy from a bunch of dirty liberals and and old GRAVELDIRT NOOSEHOUND is a example of those who run SAN FRANFREAKSHOW

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at February 24, 2009 12:30 PM

People like Gavin Newsom tend to make me regret that we don't burn people at the stake anymore.

Posted by: Rob Banks at February 24, 2009 12:55 PM

Y'know Rob, I'm not even sure you should suggest that as a possibility... but, thankfully, burning someone at the stake would release waaaaaay too much carbon to be permitted.

Posted by: Murff at February 24, 2009 2:34 PM

The mayor will be the first to admit that he occasionally indulges in bottled water. It's not something he's proud of.

Every time he drinks a bottle of water, Al Gore kills a polar bear.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 24, 2009 4:03 PM

The mayor will be the first to admit that he occasionally indulges in bottled water. It's not something he's proud of.

Ya know this is probably more of a sin in the eyes of SF leftists than when he doinked his friend's wife and blamed his drinking of fire water as the cause. ;+)

Posted by: Nathaniel M at February 24, 2009 7:37 PM

I just realized that as well. There was more outrage over than his adultery scandal.

Posted by: Arthur at February 24, 2009 11:48 PM

I hope he swallows that mike and chokes on it

Posted by: Flu-Bird at February 25, 2009 12:57 PM