Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Rehab Is The New Black

Newsom to seek help for alcohol abuse / MAYOR'S ADMISSION: In wake of scandal, he says that he has stopped drinking

Question: how does one "slurp pasta?"

And consider this - a not uncommon sentiment in articles covering this story (and had Jack Pitney and Strunk & White not beat it out of me, I'd have scare-quoted the word story just then):

Though the disclosure of Newsom's affair has not provoked a huge public outcry, it remains to be seen what the new revelations about his problem with alcohol will have on either his chances for higher office or his re-election campaign. He is up for re-election in November.
ie: Though the disclosure of Newsom's affair has not provoked a huge public outcry, we really, really hope it will because booze and women is even sexier than Care Not Cash or the Gonzalez-Newsom-Who's-The-Trust-Fund-ier Battle of Ought-3 and c'mon, City and County of San Francisco can't you react more emphatically that this?

Planting the seeds for your next story in your current story - now THAT is impressive.

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