In a moment that could have been scripted by any one of the 18774828828 SF blog/site commenters who predicted this upon hearing about the Mayor’s move to the Haight, this morning’s M&R had this toward the (hee) bottom:

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, finally moved into their new home in the upper Haight over the weekend – only to have someone promptly defecate and urinate on their doorstep.

We promptly dashed an email off to one of our only FOAFOGs (that’s Friend Of A Friend Of Gavin — sadly, that’s as close as we get), who responded “I was told they broke in and shit on the couches and it was a big secret.” When pressed, his only response was the quote Billy Madison, hence the clip above.

If our source is correct — and by NO MEANS are we saying he is — then it certainly makes one ponder M&R’s lead item today, on Supe Ross Mirkarimi’s concerns over the demands placed on Newsom’s security detail.

If someone can (and we didn’t say they did! IF!) break into Newsom Mansion and take a dump on the sectional, maybe the mayor needs more guarding, not less?

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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