It’s not often we get fly-on-the-wall access to the meetings and conversations that determine our city’s political future. On Tuesday, Scott Lewis gave us just that in a piece detailing the Aug. 31 gathering at developer Tom Sudberry’s La Jolla home, where Republicans settled on Councilman Kevin Faulconer as their candidate for mayor.
Things got awkward, then heated.
Unsurprisingly, the story prompted a big response from our readers. Below, a few favorite comments from the the site and around our social media platforms.
“30 rich White men meet in La Jolla and deside [sic] to be more inclusive.” — Erik Hanson
“Is there a way for me to eat at @AmayaLaJolla without also lining the pockets of Papa Doug Manchester?” — Jane Bills
“How about a donation to @voiceofsandiego? Like a carbon offset, but for media-owning d-bags.” — Paul Jamason
“What awesome buffoonery from Manchester.” — Kelvin French
“Could it be that Manchester is not the hard-right maniac that liberals portray him as? He began this meeting as a strong DeMaio proponent. But when the sense of the group tended toward Faulconer, he acted like a rational team player … ” — Amy Roth
“Filner is a prime example of the Left’s efforts to back a person of THEIR choosing and we all know where THAT got us.” — Don Blucher
“Sausage making San Diego style. A less spicy version for the market place this time around.” — Dale Peterson
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