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There are a plenty of political blogs covering San Francisco. Randy Shaw's Beyond Chron. Tim Redmond's 48 Hills. Luke Thomas' Fog City Journal. The Alex Clemens'-initiated The Usual Suspects roundup of what's news. ... San Francisco's a political town. It gets in your bones. The reporter left the news. Left San Francisco, even. But San Francisco political news never left the reporter. ...

Bill Barnes passed the reporter some Ed Lee swag at this weekend's California Democratic Party Convention. A canvass bag because you need to bring them for your groceries in SF. A glass water bottle for the fine Hetch Hetchy tap. ... 

Kamala Harris operatives at the Anaheim Convention Center were practically giddy on Saturday as video clips of Loretta Sanchez's "war cry" gaffe began to flit from phone to phone. Now Sanchez has her own highly active parody Twitter account, LoLoLoLoLoretta. ...

SF politics and media is all about characters. When I worked with Warren Hinckle at the SF Examiner, his office door was a set of bars said to have come from Alcatraz. He ran around in shorts with socks halfway up his calves and a basset hound that his eye patch let into SF's finer establishments along with him. ... SF political and media characters can go too far, too, into darkness, as was another topic of SF circles this past week. It's a cycle that includes the Jim Jones cult and the Twinkie defense. They destroy themselves and others. ...

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