Needing Friends in City Hall

The San Diego Union-Tribune examines Mayor Jerry Sanders' reelection victory on Tuesday through the prism of his need to keep campaigning in order to bring ...
by | June 5, 2008

Sanders_4 The San Diego Union-Tribune examines Mayor Jerry Sanders' reelection victory on Tuesday through the prism of his need to keep campaigning in order to bring on board more friendly city council members come November -- and to rid himself of pesky City Attorney Michael Aguirre, with whom he no longer speaks.

As yet, Sanders has devoted his politicking to his own cause but the paper argues that he needs to step it up to help out potential allies.

"Somebody should sit down with him and explain how Pete Wilson operated," political scientist Glen Sparrow said yesterday, alluding to one of San Diego's more accomplished mayors.

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