weinerdog.jpg
Scott Wiener reads the Appeal.

Hi Scott!

The District 8 Supervisorial candidate happened upon our views of his video declaring his candidacy whilst standing next to an elevator in an office building. In attempt to demonstrate that he isn’t as totally weird as that video made him seem, Scott had I had lunch yesterday.

Scott decided we’d meet at the Crocker Galleria Food Court and I have to admit, I was really hoping we’d find someplace to get hot dogs so I could title this post, “Getting Wieners with Wiener.”

Alas, we had burritos.

I wasn’t really sure of what to expect sitting down in the food court of a mall no one goes to with someone running for an election that won’t take place for 14 months. And while I’d met Wiener at a million events before, he’d never been the most chatty of wonks.

Yesterday could’ve been the shortest burrito of my life.

Turns out, lunch was lovely.

Scott has brief moments of irreverence. It’s like a secret window into his hidden sassy gayness.I’ll leave it to the experts to break down Scott’s politics. I know my place in this internet world, and it’s getting the scoop on the cheesy personal details. Here we go:

Scott grew up in New Jersey just outside of Philadelphia. He does not have a Jersey accent, sadly.

Scott attended Duke University and Harvard Law School. He’s a huge fan of Duke Basketball and attended with Christain Laettner, star of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team and my personal subconscious dreams.

Scott is a joiner, which is how he got involved in San Francisco politics. He just showed up one day in 1997 and started volunteering. He said that a couple of times, “I’m a joiner.” It was cute, at least to me, who is not a joiner. I’m an avoider.

Scott attended law school with Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu.

Scott is so tall, he makes me feel incredibly short. I love it!

Scott’s been endorsed by Mayor Gavin Newsom. This happened over breakfast and was sealed with a handshake, not a hug.

Scott was co-chair of the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Club. One year he co-chaired with current opponent Laura Spanjian. The next year he co-chaired with opponent Rebecca Prozan. I tried to use this info to stir some shit with little success.

Scott has brief moments of irreverence. It’s like a secret window into his hidden sassy gayness. Personally, I think he should drop these kinds of personality gems more often. He’s running for Harvey’s seat, after all.

Scott hugged me hello and goodbye, asked me about my life and my day job, my friends and my love life. He almost made me feel guilty for mocking his elevator announcement, the guy was so nice and normal.

But then I re-watched said video, this candidate for city office standing in a poorly-lit hallway asking us to vote for him and my guilt was gone. The next time Scott turns the camera on himself, I hope he cracks open the window to reveal a glimpse of the sassy gay. Because to my shock and delight, it definitely made an appearance in the Crocker Galleria food court burrito joint yesterday.

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!
  • somawally

    I wish Scott Wiener would move to District 6 and run for Supervisor in 2010.

    Does Supervisor Daly have any room (know it’s tight) at his place on Stevenson Street?

    Short of that, I hope he wins in his own district.

  • somawally

    I wish Scott Wiener would move to District 6 and run for Supervisor in 2010.

    Does Supervisor Daly have any room (know it’s tight) at his place on Stevenson Street?

    Short of that, I hope he wins in his own district.

  • DJTennessee

    He almost made me feel guilty for mocking his elevator announcement

    They do that on purpose, thinking they can avoid future mockery.

    Do NOT soften up with the double-entendres!!!!

  • DJTennessee

    He almost made me feel guilty for mocking his elevator announcement

    They do that on purpose, thinking they can avoid future mockery.

    Do NOT soften up with the double-entendres!!!!

  • sfresident

    As a D8 resident I’ve got another horse in this race, but from all accounts Scott seems like a decent guy. If you’re reading this, good luck with your run – and please don’t put up too many garish signs around my neighborhood.

  • sfresident

    As a D8 resident I’ve got another horse in this race, but from all accounts Scott seems like a decent guy. If you’re reading this, good luck with your run – and please don’t put up too many garish signs around my neighborhood.

  • somawally

    Well, in the 2010 race for Supervisor D8, those folks living in District 8 are free to vote for whomever they want. Besides Scott Wiener, yes, there are other fine candidates, for sure, who will represent ALL of District 8.

    Fortunately, we have the 1-2-3 preference-choice voting schedule, but please, listen to me District 8 voters, do NOT vote for Rafael Mandelman. You’ll be making a huge mistake!

  • somawally

    Well, in the 2010 race for Supervisor D8, those folks living in District 8 are free to vote for whomever they want. Besides Scott Wiener, yes, there are other fine candidates, for sure, who will represent ALL of District 8.

    Fortunately, we have the 1-2-3 preference-choice voting schedule, but please, listen to me District 8 voters, do NOT vote for Rafael Mandelman. You’ll be making a huge mistake!

  • Greg Dewar

    i dunno…he kinda sounds like a weiner…

  • Greg Dewar

    i dunno…he kinda sounds like a weiner…

  • be_devine

    @somawally, It’s more than a little unfair to attack on Rafael without stating any reason. If you’ve got something to say about him, say it.

    The election is a long way away (like 2052, or something, right?), and all four of the candidates would make excellent supervisors. They’re all smart, passionate people who would work hard for the district. As the candidates start to discuss their positions on the issues, I’ll probably start to feel more strongly about one candidate over another. But in any case, I don’t think a vote for any one of them would be a “huge mistake.”

  • be_devine

    @somawally, It’s more than a little unfair to attack on Rafael without stating any reason. If you’ve got something to say about him, say it.

    The election is a long way away (like 2052, or something, right?), and all four of the candidates would make excellent supervisors. They’re all smart, passionate people who would work hard for the district. As the candidates start to discuss their positions on the issues, I’ll probably start to feel more strongly about one candidate over another. But in any case, I don’t think a vote for any one of them would be a “huge mistake.”

  • Matt Stewart

    Scott Penis won’t win because of his name.

  • Matt Stewart

    Scott Penis won’t win because of his name.