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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mexican Consulate Whiffs on Which of Mayor Newsom's Wives Will Speak at Book Launch Tonight

Posted By and on Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 4:18 PM

click to enlarge We'll bet you any amount of dollars or pesos that this woman won't be speaking at the Mexican Consulate tonight
  • We'll bet you any amount of dollars or pesos that this woman won't be speaking at the Mexican Consulate tonight
A press release from San Francisco's Mexican Consulate plugging tonight's launch of "Women of Conscience," a book about Latina women in California, contained a lot of big names: United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Chicana feminist Betita Martinez.

But the one Anglo name on the list was the worst type-o imaginable:

"The wife of Mayor Gavin Newsom, Ms. Kimberly Guilfoyle, will be attending the event and give words of recognition for the multicultural effort that represents the engagement of Victoria Alvarado, in her aim to increase the knowledge and appreciation for the Latino community in the United States." 

Hijole!  -- this event was supposed to build up women's self-esteem?
 
Yes, we know it's difficult to keep up with Newsom's revolving door of women over the years, but c'mon now, he and Guilfoyle divorced in 2006. The mayor and his current wife, Jennifer Siebel, seem to be doing the real settling-down deal. Siebel is even expecting the city's First Child now, too, just in time to plump up his family-friendly image in the race for governor.

Nine minutes later, with a public-relations disaster brewing in the

in-boxes of reporters across the Bay Area, the consulate spit out a

second email with a tiny correction:

"The wife of Mayor Gavin Newsom, Ms. Jennifer Siebel

will be attending the event and give words of recognition for the

multicultural effort that represents the engagement of Victoria

Alvarado, in her aim to increase the knowledge and appreciation for the

Latino community in the United States." 

Por favor! 

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