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.

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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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Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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