The Blog of San Diego’s Pat Flannery, who champions mayoral candidate Steve Francis and City Attorney Mike Aguirre on his site, is making this claim today about an interaction at the end of Sunday’s debate in Balboa Park:

I watched in disbelief as Sanders rudely swept by Steve Francis’ outstretched hand. Even from a distance it was an ugly moment. I found Mr. Francis a few minutes later and asked him how he felt about the snub. He told me that it was much worse than a snub, that Sanders actually said “F… you Francis” as he stormed by. All Steve could do was shake his head in disbelief. Personally, I was not surprised.

I was reminded of the language used by Sanders’ spokesperson, Fred Sainz, in an email to the Union-Tribune everybody in San Diego now wants released. Is this level of discourse typical of our current Mayor and his staff? Again, I am reminded of Richard Nixon who was noted for his use of foul language in the Oval Office.


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