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View Diary: Mayor Jean Quan Confirms Her Status as an Asshole. (78 comments)

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    My take on it is she was totally unprepared for the boiling cauldron of Oakland city politics (honestly, you have to be a bit crazy or armor-plated to run for Oakland mayor), got overwhelmed and defensive in a kind of fight-or-flight mode with nowhere to flee, and, um, the rest is history.

    This is a person who has really done some good work, particularly with programs to get at risk kids educated and mentored, but seems unable to deal with the hardship and conflicts that come with the job in a city like Oakland and doesn't have competent support staff to deal with the situation. It's not an exaggeration to say she is surrounded by some idiots.

    There is a big difference between advocating and running programs with a clear purpose, and dealing with the conflicts and politics of running a city (or company for that matter), and Jean does not seem to be equipped or even know where to start.

    My feee advice: Your Honor, STOP DIGGING, YOUR HEAD IS ALREADY SIX FEET UNDER.

    Gesh.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 07:33:33 AM PDT

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