It's been nice seeing all the new "No Richmond Recall" signs around after seeing so many "Recall Jake McGoldrick" signs for so long. If I owned the building I live in, I'd definitely put some "No Recall" signs up as well.
I found a great website, which sums up why this recall is so ridiculous:
According to the site, the proponents of the effort were about 1000 signatures short of getting the recall on the November ballot, so now they're going to try for the February 2008 ballot.
Looks like one of the main (and only organizational) supporters of the recall is the San Francisco Republican Party, along with a few vocal business owners who don't like Jake's pro-labor/pro-transit policies.
If you live in (or are just visiting) the Richmond, please join me in avoiding businesses with "Recall Jake McGoldrick" signs in their windows. One if these businesses is Tia Margarita on 19th Ave at Clement, which I used to enjoy going to, until I saw the HUGE "Recall Jake McGoldrick" sign on the outside wall of their building. Sufficed to say, I won't be patronizing them any longer.