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January 8, 2010

GREAT MOMENTS AT THE SAN FRANCSICO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

CBS 5, San Francisco - Chris Daly, a San Francisco Supervisor known for outrageous behavior and profane language, cursed at a Rules Committee meeting at City Hall on Thursday and promised to use the "F" word in every board meeting for the rest of the year.

The supervisor said he was upset about a Bay Guardian newspaper article taking Daly to task for his bad language.

"I do want to warn the easily offended," Daly said at the meeting. "I just updated my Facebook page vowing that in 2010 I'll use the word f*** in every Board of Supervisors meeting," Daly added.

When asked if he was serious, Daly replied in a Facebook message to CBS5: "It was serious as far as spur of the moment Facebook status updates go. Happy New Year!"

David Chiu, the president of the Board of Supervisors, said he was checking to see if Daly's pledge was against any rules.

In the meantime, Chiu said he called Daly and asked him not to use that kind of language.

"I told him that I thought he could do better," said Chiu.

Chiu then walked over to Walgreen's Pharmacy, bought a bar of soap, and left it at Daly's office. . .

A spokesman for Mayor Gavin Newsom had a suggestion on how Daly's fellow board members should handle his behavior.

"I would advise Daly's colleagues on the Board to start a swear jar and make him pay into it whenever he uses the 'F' word so we could get something out of this stunt, but at this point, he doesn't need anymore encouragement."