Of course the news conference was really about politics. Lee and company never pass up a chance to use tax dollars to lecture on what they see as wrong thinking on the right.
Now, I think the $5,000 would be better spent on buses. Maybe spring for a few steam cleanings. But Muni doesn't think so. Spokesman Paul Rose told me that even though Muni has to run the ads, it doesn't "want to accept revenues from an ad campaign that has such a hateful message." So Muni is transferring the funds to the HRC, to be used, Lee spokeswoman Christine Falvey told me, on "education and outreach."
Exactly how? HRC Chairman Michael Sweet told me the commission hasn't decided how to spend the funds. What did you do with the $5,000 Muni sent you last year after Geller ran ads on a few buses? Sweet answered, "It hasn't yet been committed to a specific resource."
A news conference -- for Lee and company, that's their jihad. What's yours?
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