Chesa Boudin inauguration event (Weds. Jan. 8)/ Banner proposal

Thanks, Nick. But I'm not sure I understand your thinking on this. Why would we not want to tie Chesa to decriminalizing (sex work, drugs, victimless "crimes")? He's already said he's for these things, and we want him to stick to those values, right?

Love & Liberty,

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Okay, I see your point Nick. I guess my thought there was that we would be incurring goodwill among other supporters there by showing we are fellow supporters, not just there to push our own agenda, as well as showing him some appreciation along with our "ask".

  I agree that excessive cheerleading of any politician, especially those who are non-Libertarians (or non-libertarians) is best avoided. I've sometimes felt in our own party that there can be too much fawning over elected Libertarians, and not enough focus on what they are actually doing in office or trying to ensure that they pursue strongly libertarian agendas (supporting them when they do and pressuring them when they do not).

Love & Liberty,

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I agree. I don't support Chesa either but am ok with some of his positions so don't want people to think we support him.Françoise
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If we're going to be the only banner there, I'd recommend a "no," the
reason being it's a formal occasion and the audience will be in the dark at
Herbst. I *may* have had some influence in Bob Egeliko's piece in the
Chronicle today - which is a limited hangout, at best. Boudin is a fake.

If you do go with a Banner - have it say "Radical with a Book Deal"
(Boudin's neighbor Barry Soetoro aka "Barack Obama" just got a big $$$$).

Instead of a banner, think you should go more "Radical" - as in Saul
Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" because Alinsky is the teacher of Boudin's
stepfather Bill Ayers: Instead, try to ambush boudin while Dressied in a
Raincoat with an Umbrella and give Boudin with a copy of his book crossing
the word "gringo" out replacing with "Wonder Bread Man" - with a challenge
note inside, "Ahh, Security Theatre, little Che .. " and then hand out
"stock tip" flyers with the names of Blum's security equipment vending
companies (i.e. the next time you go to herbst, it will be through metal
detectors).

I'd help you in setting up a "radical roots juice cleanse" unpermitted
street food vendor as people exit the theatre - it would be pure Alinsky.

Speaking of which - they rented out the Herbst Theatre, which has an IATSE
contract making fairly expensive to rent and operate. Even if the War
Memorial comps them the facility space, the DA's office still has to pay
the union stage crew, and they've got it locked in so you can't just have
someone set up a microphone package but you have to bring in an electrician
to run the light board and you have to hire paid ushers, etc. etc If SFGOV
TV broadcasts it, they have to bring in their own crew and then patch it
over, and all of that means heavy equipment. This a big courtroom on t

Here's the last routine DA inauguration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gachEEWvhk4

Compare to 2017's inauguration which they held at the Hall of Justice using
the existing facilities at the courthouse (and should have SFGOV TV) - so
that's money from his budget that he's not using on things live victim
services. The inauguration is all about Boudin as a "and building up his
Image."

I got busy with clients over the weekend and did not get around to ordering a banner – in part because people here didn't seem enthused about the idea. I will still attend the event myself, and encourage others to do likewise. I talked with Nick about it, and if we can get a larger room for the annual meeting (Ryder's office at 149 New Montgomery is only about as big as our regular library room, he said), I may try to get Chesa Boudin to come as a speaker. In which case Thomas, I would encourage you to ask him your toughest questions.

Love & Liberty,

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