The San Franciscans: Chris Daly

11/23/04: An empassioned Joe O'Donohue invokes "the Belfast kiss" in defense of Supervisor Chris Daly.
District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly is an advocate for housing and the homeless and is the youngest member of the Board of Supervisors. He was born in the 1970s - when many of us were already wearing ugly clothes! Daly made headlines for allegedly shoving Mayor Willie Brown, announcing that he didn't "feel the love" at City Hall, getting arrested at a housing demonstration, using the power of acting mayor to appoint two key commisioners while Brown was out of town, and for holding up a Board meeting for 20 minutes by sulking and refusing to vote - all in separate incidents. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Daly. Whether he's an activist for the disenfranchised or just an infantile dilettant is your call. (Mister SF not only feels the love, he thinks it's important to have activist energy in the halls of power.) 

"The frost between Supervisors Chris Daly and Michela Alioto-Pier culminated in a historic group-encounter Board of Supervisors meeting. Alioto-Pier unsuccessfully sought to censure Daly for aggressive behavior including Daly's telling a lobbyist to "f-off" at a public meeting..." from Heart of the City 12/07/04

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