Buzzcard: Live at Willie’s 75th in Paris


By Calbuzzer Gale Kaufman

PARIS – Willie Brown invited 120 of his closest friends to join him in the City of Lights to celebrate his 75th birthday and we all toasted Mr. Speaker last night while sailing the Seine on a private yacht. Dining fine and sipping wine, at 10 p.m. we passed the Eiffel Tower, whose lights obligingly blinked on and off for us.

Willie looked great in a khaki baseball cap with his signature stitched on – we all got a copy, of course – and a matching khaki coat, surrounded by family and friends, as always drinking and partying until the wee hours.

When Steve and I arrived yesterday, folks told us the weather has been horrible but it cleared up for the big bash. It made me think of how the sun burst through a storm just in time for Willie’s GOTV to crank in his first mayor’s race. Da Mayor, of course, claimed it was divine intervention.

On the yacht, any number of us remarked how nice it will be to just make it to 75, let alone celebrate it in “Willie Brown style.” Tomorrow: drinks with the mayor of Paris. Laissez les bons temps rouler.

Gale Kaufman is a Democratic consultant in Sacramento

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  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    How many lives were ruined by this braggingly corrupt man and his shady “napkin deals.” Because of his irresponsibility we have the dysfunctional term limits system – proving that one man CAN be so bad they change the law for everyone because of him even if it makes everyone worse off – I hope you choke on it Willie.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    At least Willie no longer works for the California Legislature. I can’t stand these political bigwigs brats…The hell with ’em all..

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