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Best Political Quote 

John Avalos

What's the opposite of smooth sailing? Unsmooth sailing? Whatever it is, the America's Cup has experienced it. If nothing else, the incredible shrinking regatta inspired this year's best political quote. When it became clear that private fund-raisers would not meet their goals, leaving the city in the lurch, Avalos exclaimed, "All the members of the Board of Supervisors were fucking played." This was the quote heard 'round the world: In a Le Monde piece regarding the Cup, Avalos' profane utterance was deftly translated as "tous les membres de l'assemblée se sont fait foutrement avoir." D'accord!

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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