By now, we can all assume that Mayor Ed Lee is going to jump into the mayor's race -- and smoke everyone. In fact, City Hall insiders are already saying he's hired a campaign consultant and that Lee will announce his candidacy when he returns from his family trip on the East Coast.
People trusted him when he said he would only be a caretaker mayor, so why is Lee going back on his word? Here are some possible reasons.
1. His potential bosses scare him: Sure, his old job as City Administrator pays a hell of a lot more, but it also probably sucks way more -- for many reasons. When looking at his options, it became clear why Lee changed his mind: He doesn't want to work for any of those guys running for mayor.