Oakland has lots of reason to regret their choice of Attila the Quan as mayor. After sending her paramilitary police in to clear out the Occupy Wall Street protesters using any means necessary, Jean Quan is now all, “Oh, hey, I’m totally for what you’re doing; let’s have a friendly conversation about this”:
We have decided to have a minimal police presence at the plaza for the short term and build a community effort to improve communications and dialogue with the demonstrators
A little too little too late, Jean. You may recall that last night you had your lackeys shoot a peaceful protester in the face with a tear gas cannister, and you made pretty much every headline in the country with your dick move — but now you suddenly want to have a dialogue?
How about next time, you think thru your strategy a little better, and maybe work on improving communications first, before you send in the storm troopers to brutally crush your community’s efforts for change?
Methinks the recall efforts already underway will gain some major momentum now. Not necessarily a good thing, of course — Quan could easily be replaced by someone even more awful.