Our mayor’s hair has a Twitter account, and a charming personality.  Comedy.

Now that Mayor Newsom is married he is selling his sweet bachelor penthouse in Russian Hill.  Apparently the condo has been reduced from its original asking price of $3.2 million just a couple of months ago, to a little less than $3 million today.  It’s pretty sweet, but crazy expensive for 1600 square feet and $1,400 a month in HOA dues.  You would have to be seriously big pimpin’ to buy this place.

According to Valleywag, Jennifer Siebel Newsom is expecting a baby and pissed that some of her friends let the cat out of the bag.  Per the article Gavin Newsom is likely very happy to be having the baby just in time for his expected gubernatorial campaign.

From the article: “Newsom’s wife expecting a child in the fall, he will have the perfect family-man campaign prop. What better way for a claimant to the throne to seem young and vital than to have his very own heir?”

I guess you can say he will have an heir to go with his hair.

Gavin Newsom is putting his State of the City address on YouTube, all 7 1/2 hours of it.  Yeah, that’s not a typo.  Our mayor tends to be a little long winded at times what can I say.  The address will be divided into 45 minute chunks covering a myriad of topics, such as healthcare, education, and the environment. These were the first three parts released over the weekend with more to come throughout the week.

It’s easy, just go to the mayor’s YouTube channel.  Once there they can listen to the mayor for 5 minutes or 5 hours. This is a pretty good idea because the mayor can clearly talk as much as he wants, but people can listen to the topics that they are interested in and skip those which they are not.  The mayor does like to spit the statistics, so you better be interested in the topic before you start the video.  Trust me.  Check them out when you get a chance.

There will be broken hearts all over San Francisco.  I just saw the story that Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel are planning on getting married this July at the Siebel family ranch in Montana.  Wow, his self-professed girlfriend is gonna be pissed!  The fact that she hasn’t posted an entry about the planned wedding is proof that she doesn’t know yet.  Poor , poor Beth!  But come on!  We all knew that Gavin was likely going to get married before he ran for Governor.  You know, family values and all that.  Gavin knows that a bachelor is never going to be elected into the governor’s mansion.  Well played Newsom, well played.

Newsom Hearing About Gay Marriage Ruling

Gavin Newsom reacting to news of the
ruling from his office earlier today.

The State of California Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry in California earlier today.  What started with Mayor Gavin Newsom performing same-sex marriages in the San Francisco courthouse in February 2004 culminated with today’s ruling.  The ruling is likely to flood county courthouses with applications from couples newly eligible to marry when the decision takes effect in 30 days.

San Francisco is a madhouse right now with celebrations going on in the Castro and downtown at the Civic Center. You can feel the same excitement in the air as when the marriages started happening at the San Francisco courthouse in 2004.  This is a historic event that would not have been possible without the dedicated activists and supporters from the city of San Francisco.

Gavin Newsom in Disbelief

All hell has broken loose at City Hall because Chris Daly has accused the mayor of being a hypocrite in cutting the city’s substance-abuse treatment programs while the mayor “artfully dodges every question about allegations of his own cocaine use.” He went on to say “Where does Gavin Christopher Newsom get his substance abuse services, and how much do they cost the city and county of San Francisco?”

Newsom (pictured here hearing about Chris Daly’s allegations for the first time) responded by saying “Absolutely not…this is so gratuitous, so erroneous that it’s just patently false.” Newsom then sent a letter to Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin requesting that the board address Daly’s conduct. Meanwhile, Chris Daly refuses to apologize saying he stands solidly behind everything he said.

Other members of the Board of Supervisors have distanced themselves from Daly. Peskin said. “The entire episode is conduct unbecoming an elected official.” Many people think that Daly has taken politics to a new low in this city, and it’s only going to get worse during an election year.

Ruby Rippey-Tourk © Luke Thomas

A huge shocker hit the Chronicle this morning. Apparently, Gavin Newsom was sleeping with his Chief of Staff’s wife about a year and a half ago, while he was in the middle of divorce proceedings with Kimberly. Alex Tourk, who is now Gavin’s campaign manager quit the campaign abrubtly after the affair was brought to light. His wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk (pictured here), confessed to the affair as part of some substance abuse program (oh, tragic)!

This is about loyalty. The saddest thing in this is that Gavin betrayed a guy that was very close to him, even hanging out with him at times, by sleeping with his wife. I think after the divorce Gavin would have bagged anything that moved, but his friend’s wife!? This is a self-destructive side of Gavin that we had not seen before.

There’s also rumors about a pregnancy that “went away” and a possible sexual harassment case that may be stemming from this brouhaha (oh, even more tragic)! Damn, the mayor’s life is turning into quite the soap opera.

Update: Newsom Apologizes at Press Conference


In a news story today about our mayor going to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Summit, the paper stated that Jennifer Siebel is the mayor’s girlfriend. Damn, that was rather presumptious! I didn’t even know that he had broken up with Brittanie Mountz! Apparently, he had shown up at an event with Siebel back in November. Where was the news story then!?

The good news is that Siebel is at least in her thirties and the mayor will be able to make pop culture references that she may actually understand. You know, when the discussion turns to Pac-Man, the Thriller album, Cabbage Patch dolls, and other things from the eighties, she’ll actually remember them. You know, she was alive for all of the eighties.

Jennifer is definitely a trade-up. Icing on the cake: her dad is a prominent San Francisco investment manager so she’s likely not with Gavin for the payday.

Gavin Newsom says he’s “absolutely not convinced” that he will run for re-election for mayor of San Francisco. He says he’s tired of sitting “at bars and restaurants doing homework and getting food to go” and wants more balance in his life. I am sure that also means he’d like to date 20-year-olds without being scrutinized.

Gavin Newsom & Brittanie Mountz at the Westfield Opening Gala Event © Drew Altizer

Turns out that Gavin Newsom’s new love interest, Brittanie Mountz, is almost half his age, not even old enough to drink, and a registered Republican.

According to the Chronicle, she had changed her MySpace page (which is now private) to say she was 26-years-old shortly after being seen with the mayor, but her voter registration card revealed her real age along with her party affiliation. Now there’s a big stink because the 20-year-old girl has been seen around town drinking with our 39-year-old mayor.

In Newsom’s defense, Mountz may have lied to him about her age just to get a date with him. After all, he’s one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. Either way, party on Gavin!