So we all know that Mayor Newsom has been going through a rough patch recently. The affair, the drinking, we’re well aware of it all. But he has one thing going for him–style. Politicians have tended to be pretty telegenic since the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960 ushered in the era of the moving image in campaigning, but I’m pretty hard pressed to think of any picture of Newsom I’ve seen where he doesn’t look like he’s on his way to a GQ photo shoot.
Come to think of it, I didn’t live here during his term, but I understand Willie Brown was a pretty stylish fellow too. Might he even now be tweaking the formula for a revolutionary men’s grooming product, preparing to take the pages of Esquire by storm with its launch? One thing’s for sure: Metroblogging San Francisco will keep you informed of the latest developments.