How fitting, and ironic, for The New York Times to keep me abreast of the current political goings-on in my new city of residence. I have to admit that I have not been paying that close of attention, or any attention rather, to San Francisco’s imminent mayoral transition.
Nonetheless, I appreciate the Times’ colorful description of the city’s Board of Supervisors, one that quite obviously excludes any shades of present-day red! Of course in political terms, red today has come to be Republican, while blue equals Democrat. What a head-scratching flip-flop this is from a half-century ago, when red symbolized Communism. Various Republicans today might consider San Francisco’s Supervisors the closest to Communists, far left as they are. As such, it seems the colors red and blue got mixed up somewhere along the line.
All color aside, if Democrat equals more government and Republican equals less government, then naturally San Francisco is a “more government city.” We all know this, and it’s a topic into which to delve another time. For now the matter at hand is choosing a successor for Lieutenant Governor-elect Gavin Newsom. I simply find it interesting that New York is interested!