At least San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has the good grace to look a little bit sheepish when he offers San Franciscans the opportunity to watch him talk city politics for SIX HOURS on YouTube video.
The mayor of the liberal, tech-friendly California city has broken the ‘state of the city’ speech into a handful of roughly 40-minute YouTube video segments which offers “the opportunity for you to spend one minute with me, one hour — as much as five or six hours if you choose,” he says in the intro.
Known for his support of gay marriage, Newsom delves into nearly every other issue, including a five-year plan.
“Just what I wanted,” said Aaron Peskin, outgoing president of the Board of Supervisors, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “Somebody imitating Al Gore for 7 1/2 hours. The guy did a Fidel Castro.”
Web watchers have given many videos high ratings, although a few days after launch only about 10,000 had watched even the 1-minute intro, and no one had posted a comment on YouTube.