Shortly after Supervisor Chris Daly’s Facebook update heard across SF, Examiner columnist Ken Garcia made the following pledge:

Daly will get no space in my column until he stops swearing at public meetings or until the board censures him.

Reading this at the time, I thought “yes, and I vow not to eat bread every week! But it is cheap and filling and in the moment I do not care that it is not good for me.”

And as I relate to crap carbs, so Garcia seemingly relates to Supervisor Daly, as not even a month later, Daly makes his column, equating the BoS’s move to remove control of SF’s budget from the Mayor and give it to, well, themselves as “the equivalent of giving Supervisor Chris Daly the keys to San Francisco’s vault and telling him to spend responsibly — and then waiting for the bankruptcy filing to arrive.”

Has Daly regained enough grace in Garcia’s eyes to merit re-inclusion in his column already? Of course I asked Garcia, who responded via email:

I think most people would agree that the words “grace” and “Daly” should never be included in the same sentence. But after he gave up his “resolution” to swear at every public hearing, I dropped my vow to ban him from my column until he stopped. And he does make such a fine poster child for oh so many things…

Daly, who called us before we heard from Garcia, says that his swift return to Garcia’s column is proof that “I have a little more self-restraint than Ken Garcia.”

But has Daly sworn off swearing in meetings? “I’m not fucking ruling it out” said Daly. “If the situation merits it, I certainly will.”

God, just writing this makes me want to eat a whole loaf of that Acme pain au levain. You know what I’m talking about.

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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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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