"San Francisco values" is being used as a scare-tactic rallying cry for Republicans to turn out and vote against Democrats tomorrow. The boogeyman — woman, really — is Nancy Pelosi, who will ascend to Speaker of the House if Democrats gain a majority in Congress (and they will). Pelosi represents San Francisco, so therefore, the reasoning goes, she is vile and decadent just like the rest of San Franciscans and must be thwarted.
Who comes up with this tripe? (I know. Rove.)
My friend Stephanie Salter, who used to live in San Francisco and now writes for the Tribune-Star in Terre Haute, Indiana, takes on this claptrap in a Sept. 19 column.
The column is one of several looks at the "San Francisco values" issue rounded up by Suzanne Herel for her NWZCHIK blog.
I think you already know my position.