Unbelievably, the worst landlord hating candidate was defeated in the most liberal city by the Chinese Tea Party! And this biggest landlord hater is an Asian woman. SF tenant population greatly exceed homeowners.
When SF reverses its political wind, California might follow soon. The progressive leader Rose Pak is dead now, SF Asian community seems moving towards moderate now.
"But this attack on Kim goes above and beyond, some insiders told me, and may signify the resurgence of a conservative bloc of Chinatown organizers in the wake of Rose Pak’s death.
Cindy Wu, head of the San Francisco Democratic Party, told me this faction swung into power around regional school choice initiatives, when some in the Chinese community felt they were being wrongly penalized."
"Translated, the ad reads, “Jane Kim cannot represent Chinese community, Goodwin Liu is separating from wife, dating Jane Kim. State Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu’s broken marriage, wife states that Liu is dating Kim.”
The last line is quite the kicker: “All newspapers are reporting: Kim destroys a good family.”
Yikes. And many other similar ads hew to that conservative bent. Another alleges Kim “publicly insulted the first Chinese mayor in SF. It is unacceptable.”
“Mistress Kim, great disrespect,” it reads."
"Josephine Zhao is one of those more conservative power players in Chinatown now, and she rallies Chinese landlords in San Francisco. She’s hosted banquets to fundraise for Wiener’s state senate campaign.
Rumor has it Zhao was behind the Kim attack ad, but she told me via Facebook: “I am not involved in that matter. Haha, I’m too highly regarded.”"
And, a “radical landlord-rights advocate”? Are the tenant rights advocates radical extremists?
“Josephine Zhao is a founder of AsianAmericanVoters,org and Better Housing Policies, according to her Emerge profile. She is one of the more radical landlord-rights advocates in the city, and even showed up to protest when Mayor Ed Lee and state Sen Mark Leno announced a bill to limit Ellis Act evictions.”