I got my wish! Someone (in this case Bay City News’ Saul Sugarman) did take a picture of our Mayor (and Lt. Give hopeful) Gavin Newsom as he dropped, covered, and held at Richmond District Alamo Elementary School during Thursday’s Great California ShakeOut earthquake preparedness event.

“I’m a little taller than I was since I was in fourth grade,…it’s tougher now getting under a small little desk with seven kids” Newsom said at the drill, where he was, says the Chron, greeted like a god. Maybe that height is why the best he could do was sort of flop next to that admittedly super teeny desk.

On the floor in the morning, shaking hands with Obama in the afternoon. What a life!

Photo: Saul Sugarman, Bay City News

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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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