Supervisor Chris Daly has vowed to use the word “fuck” at every Board of Supervisors meeting for the rest of the year. That’s kinda like Chris saying, “I’m going to breathe in. Then I’m going to breathe out. I’m going to repeat process this until I die.”

From what I can gather, Chris’ promise to drop the f-bomb was a little joke in response to the Guardian, who said his New Years resolution should be to clean up his potty mouth. So Chris is like, “Fuck you, I’m swearing forever!” to which we all go “Duh” and get on with our lives.

But no! We can’t! Because this is news!

I love this stuff. I’m all about bringing personality to the workplace. People often get elected to public office because they’re incredibly smart, talented, driven people, right? As a rule, incredibly smart, talented, driven people are really, really weird. It just comes with the territory.

I’m offended that Chris Daly swearing is headline news. What’s next? Traffic sucks? Poo Smells?I can’t help but delight when the weirdness comes out. Chris Daly saying fuck? That’s nothing. Has there been a Board meeting Supervisor Daly’s attended where he did not use the word? The guy walks around flailing his arms, talking at you (okay, me) nose to nose screaming about hobos and buses. It’s part of the Daly vibe. Will he ever be President of the United States. Uh, no. But crazy people who can get shit done can get elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Actually, crazy people who are just plain crazy can get elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Gus Van Sant made a whole movie about it.

Anyway, I don’t think Chris promising to swear in Board Meetings is any big deal. The big (wonderful awesome, entertaining) deal to me is the serious, suddenly appalled response.

First of all, Mayor Gavin Newsom is having none of it. Better, he’s having none of it in a new suit!

gavinlede.jpgPersonally, the new look is a little Mafioso meets Dennis Farina for me, but I’m just delighted the Mayor is expanding his wardrobe. Interestingly, Gavin is wearing THE VERY SAME OUTFIT CHRIS WORE TO MAKE HIS FUCKING PROMISE!!!

Look at the video. They’re in matching outfits, you guys. They might as well be wearing “Property of Alcatraz” sweatsuits and walking around Fisherman’s Wharf holding hands.

The Mayor describes Supervisor Daly’s latest crazy talk as “petulant.” He then silently asks us to cue up THIS interview.

Gavin does make the valid point that Proposition F-Bomb makes San Francisco seem crazier than we already seem to the rest of the country. The elastic-waist jeans people don’t need any more reasons to think we’re nuts. But I like Board President David Chiu’s response.

Supervisor Chiu, who is seriously the most boring person ever to live, busted out the disapproving sense of humor on this one. He dropped a bar of soap off at Chris’ office.

Zing!

Good for you, Supervisor. Whichever staffer came up with that one should get a raise. It’s funny, appropriate, says “petulant” without actually saying it…the bar of soap was a genius response.

This city’s got a little problem with taking everything so goddamn seriously, stopping at every turn to pause and wonder if there’s anything to be offended about, that something like Chris Daly promising to say fuck becomes “mainstream” news. I’m offended that Chris Daly swearing is headline news. What’s next? Traffic sucks? Poo Smells?

Big whoop. The only news here is that if Chris Daly is going to promise to swear in every meeting, he should be forced to come up with something more creative.

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  • Xenu

    Still, I’d rather have a 100 Chris Dalys than one Gavin Newsom.

  • John Murphy

    “People often get elected to public office because they’re incredibly smart, talented, driven people, right?”: Are You Fucking Kidding Me?

  • Beth S.

    I knew that would tick someone off! They’re all idiots! They’re all stupid!

  • cedichou

    No! It’s just they sleep with the right people.

  • Chris Daly

    Spots, sorry I missed your deadline. The answer to your question is Walgreen’s brand knock-off of Irish Spring. I appreciated that David was trying to be culturally sensitive and economical!

    After he dropped it off, I texted his staffer, David Noyola, this…

    “Bar of soap? I hope that wasn’t your idea. I would have gone with, ‘Why would I have a problem with Daly’s language? I’m producing his rap album!'” I guess I’m just longing for the good ole days.

  • Beth S.

    It was Wal-Sping? Seriously? That is the nerdiest soap he could have selected.

  • Chris Daly

    Insult to injury, District 3 hates chain stores. Where’s the local small business?

  • bloomsm

    So now I know what Chris Daly and Dick Cheney have in common. They have no problem telling me to fuck off. See Supervisor Daly, I bet you never would have thought you have something in common with Dick Cheney.

  • bloomsm

    Woops: should be they have no problem telling “men” to fuck off

  • generic

    If we go meta enough we might actually bring ourselves to orgasm.

    The sticking point of the “controversy” isn’t the actual effect Daly’s language would have on the Board of Supervisors meetings, which as everybody pointed out has been par for the course for years now, almost a decade.

    No, what got everyone’s panties in a twist was the negative outside attention the increased profanity would bring. As if that attention was at the expense of District 6 voters. As if the tsk-tsking of Fairfield residents would drain one single dollar of tourism cash.

  • Eve Batey

    Generic! Think of all the tourism dollars we will be losing because a guy says “fuck”! This thing could totally fucking cripple us.

  • raqcoon

    In a year it will be the Bored of Supervisors. Daly rocks, brought life to a bunch of stiffs.

  • Alan Collins

    Now hold on. Dick Cheney told Patrick Leahy to “fuck off.” I think Chris just goes around saying “Fuck” in exasperation. I would too if I had to deal with the likes of Bevan Dufty.

  • j marcher

    Fuck Chris Daly- and thank fucking god for term limits.

  • AlexisG

    Do you know how tough it is to get a bartender to switch the channel from rugby highlights to Ch. 26-SFGTV? You people flapping lips about Chris are gonna blow my scheme to scam free liquor from tourists. (“You folks from Yakima? Gotta love them pippins … hey, see that City Hall fella on TV? I’m buying a round of pink Pina Coladas if he doesn’t come right out and say “fuck” – oops, pardon my French fries – out loud in front of God, Harvey Rose (if God’s busy), and everybody. But if he does … perhaps a small Pernod and water?”

    Curses. Foiled again.

  • sfresident

    Bullshit like this is why I hate the Newsom gang and their cheerleading enablers at the Chron. We’re facing real and serious problems in this city and they want to get their panties in a twist about uncouth language? Where’s the outrage about muni fares? About housing affordability? About city health services? About the unemployment rate? and everything that, you know, really matters?

    The that these jerk-faces have to say is “OMFG-CHRISDALY-OHNOZZ-XXXXXX!!!!1111!!!!!”

    It’s pathetic and they should grow the fuck up.

  • generic

    Alexis: You.

    You are the reason why I moved to San Francisco. Bless you.

  • PatriciaA

    I think Chris Daly can swear all he wants but let’s put some spin on this where he has to swear in foreign language too. Yes, he should swear in Spanish, French, Chinese, Swedish, German, and native Alaskan Indian…get the man some Rossetta Stone free trials and really piss off the world or just tell the world to piss off…so to speak.

    I totally agree SF government, news, and you should be more concerned about Muni, taxes, housing and…how does poop smell if its outside your body?

    Go Chris Daly Go…

  • Beth S.

    I think you’re missing the real issue here. Gavin and Chris are both wearing the Rain Man suit! Begging the obvious, who is Charlie and who is Ray?