Gov. Wilson’s almost-visit to San Leandro


Former California Gov. Pete Wilson almost visited San Leandro today to stump for the Rudy Giuliani campaign. (Rudy, like most of the GOP candidates, is busy working Florida in advance of the Jan. 29 primary there)

Wilson, with fellow Giuliani backer Bill Simon, scheduled a 2 p.m. visit to Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, on Wicks Boulevard in San Leandro, to “tour local small business and discuss Mayor Giuliani‚Äôs tax plan.”

Later, though, the campaign announced it was instead visiting a different small business: The Montclair Bistro in the Montclair district of Oakland. (Photo above by Jay Solmonson … must click on it for maximum impact)

No offense to diesel engine retrofits, but nothing beats salmon croquettes with beurre rouge on a cold, rainy day.