The right man at the right time with appropriate skills can make big changes. He or she can change a city.
San Francisco will be changing its politics over the next five years thanks to Phil Anschutz the founder of Quest (a telephone company) who bought the San Francisco Examiner a month ago.
The Examiner is a free daily, a bold new idea in newspapers that relies on a low budget operation that can profit from ads and a large loyal newsstand circulation.
The paper, in just the past few weeks, has already become the best source of local news that I’ve seen in the fifty years I’ve been reading the local newspapers.
Combine a decent press (meaning not lefty fundamentalist) with the open-primaries we will have starting next spring (that will destroy partisan politics) --- and things will be looking up for San Francisco.