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When Politics is Worse Than Hollywood

I love almost everything about the fabulous city of San Francisco -- the beautiful architecture, amazing weather and most importantly the intelligent inspirational people I have met along the way. Unfortunately, that list does not include our mayor, Gavin Newsom. He has reached a new low. The celebrity mayor will be making a statement shortly regarding the scandalous affair revealed this morning. What's worse is that the affair was with Gavin's good friend and campaign manager's wife. Here's more:

Alex Tourk, who served as Newsom's deputy chief of staff before becoming his campaign manager in September, resigned yesterday afternoon after learning from his wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, herself a former Newsom staffer, that she and the Mayor had a short-lived affair about a year and a half ago. Rippey-Tourk told her husband about the affair as part of her rehabilitation program to overcome substance abuse. At the time of the affair, Newsom was in the process of divorcing his ex-wife, Fox News host Kimberly Guifoyle. After learning of the affair, Tourk confronted the mayor, expressed his feelings about the situation, and resigned. Newsom is expected to make a statement on the situation later this morning.

Let's just say we are not surprised. As one of my girlfriends said, we already have a mayor who spends more time doing his hair then we do, so you know there's a problem there. It would be great if he could concentrate on getting the homeless off the streets instead of bedding his good friend's wife.


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