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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Democratic Candidate Portrays San Francisco as Haven of Dirty Hippies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Dirty hippies!
  • Dirty hippies!
Dirty hippies!
It's a bit odd for a Democratic candidate to use, as a selling point, how little he has in common with the Democratic Party. But, if that's the chosen route to electoral success, it's not very surprising that said candidate should portray San Francisco as a den of bizarre, gyrating hippies

Enter Jim Marshall, representative of Georgia's Eighth District, and now persona non grata in the City by the Bay."Georgia is a long way from San Francisco," brays an announcer in a syrupy drawl of the sort that makes one anticipate he'll soon remark on life and boxes of chocolate. "And Jim Marshall is a long way from Nancy Pelosi." These pearls of wisdom are accompanied by images of trippy hippies engaging in some manner of zonked-out dance closely approximating The Monkey.

His ad then goes on to note how he votes with Republicans 65 percent of the time -- including throwing down against "Nancy Pelosi's trillion-dollar health care bill," because, as the announcer puts it, "we cain't afford it." Yes, that's what he says.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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