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@12 and 16: Yes, important to remember that the three names McGinn had to choose from were selected for him by a large and diverse search panel (culled from a longer list chosen by a professional cop head-hunting firm [PERF]). And after the seemingly shoo-in (and preferred by SPOG!) candidate used his presumed selection to get a big raise back in Sacto and dropped out, McGinn was left with two: Diaz and Davis (from East Palo Alto).
People who complain about his selection of Diaz are either completely ignorant of or willfully ignoring how that all played out.
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Simply amazing. Perhaps if there had been some (any) polling this might have been hinted at, but in the absence of that (or any media attention aside from the Stranger), this has to have blindsided just about everybody.
commented on Election Night Coverage on Slog!
@10: not a football fan, so not sure about your analogy, but assuming you mean HUGE. I agree.
Also, if the elections dept sticks to their previous routines, we'll get one drop tonight at about 8:15 and then will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon for the second drop. Unless there's a huge difference tonight, I doubt we'll know who the mayor is for several days.