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mittromneyinshambles Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:39 PM
I didn't vote for Lee, but I applaud his effort. Why not take the revenues of hatred and use them in a way that will mitigate the hateful message? SF could have decided not to take advocacy ads on its buses at all (and would have passed constitutional muster as long as it was even-handed and rejected all point-of-view advertising). Instead it chose to accept the ads and use the revenue in a manner within its discretion that communicates that it is not the official sponsor of such bile. I think that was a responsible decision.

Pamela Geller, most famous for fighting what she called the "ground zero mosque" in New York, bought ads on the sides of 10 San Francisco buses that feature hateful quotes from Osama bin Laden, accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad -- under the headline "My Jihad."

"Jihad, holy fighting in Allah's cause, with full force and weaponry is ... an obligation and duty in Islam to every Muslim," reads the Shahzad quote. And underneath: "That's my Jihad. What's yours?"

San Francisco City Hall responded in knee-jerk fashion -- holding a news...