I thought I'd seen it all online. I've done politics across the country and read state blogs like this everywhere they exist, but tonight was a first with a blogger ambush (assault???) of another blogger. It isn't that potential violence hasn't come into play before, there was the Markos standoff with the DCCC at the 2004 convention over the Ginny Schrader scandal. And some random blogger actually won a bar fight without throwing a punch after the DNC Chair race. But these were all episodes of bloggers rightously beating the establishment, not bloggers vs bloggers.
That all changed tonight with an ambush. After the fold, you'll hear my take as I was sitting right next to the victim. Considering that I was also sitting next to a dozen bloggers, I think it is safe to assume this will be on every SF blog for at least a day and maybe for the rest of the week and will be linked back to for the rest of the mayoral campaign.
So there we were, minding our own business and doing the types of crazy blogger plotting that should drive fear into the hearts of crappy politicians when the Mayor and the Hair ladies showed up -- in full regalia -- with video rolling like Geraldo with the type of sunglasses normally used to cover up crow's feet of a Grand Canyon scale. They bee-lined to the host of Gavin Sucks, verbally confronted him and then proceeded to dump a beer and a pink cocktail across him, his white shirt, and jacket.
The bloggers at the table were shocked. It was the most brazen link whoring publicity stunt I've ever seen online and probably solidified the netroots opposition to Newsom serving four more years as a lame duck mayor.
Way more fun than going to see the Giants suck, but WTF?
First Peter Ragone made an ass of himself online, then Newsom's latest and now this? I'm only surprised bloggers haven't nicknamed him 'Macacca' or worse.