Yesterday evening, just after the news broke (on Twitter, obviously) that Twitter would be filing for an IPO, our Lieutenant Governor and former Mayor Gavin Newsom sent out an enigmatic tweet. It said: "And the impact on sf housing market is...." We're glad that Mission Mission noticed it, because Newsom quickly deleted the original tweet. So what the heck did he mean? Below, our theories:
1. Newsom is legitimately concerned about the cost of housing in SF and wants us to allow more buildings.
2. Newsom is legitimately concerned about the cost of housing in SF and wants stricter rent control.
3. Newsom was celebrating the soon-to-be completed gentrification of the mid-Market corridor.
4. Newsom was satirizing the folks (both in the media and in politics) who view almost all events in the city throughout the lens of affordable housing.
5. Newsom was taking a shot at Twitter on Twitter.
6. Newsom's account was hacked by the Free Syrian Army.
7. Newsom was trying to distract us from the renaming of part of the Bay Bridge after Willie Brown, and the now-inevitable Gavin Newsom Golden Gate Bridge soon to follow.
8. Now that he has a place in the North Bay, Newsom is rolling his eyes at those of us who stubbornly cling to housing in the city when better and cheaper stock is available elsewhere.
9. By using four periods instead of three, Newsom was picking a side in one of the great grammar debates of our time—whether a sentence that ends with an ellipsis also needs a period. The actual words of his tweet were just meant to attract our attention.
10. Newsom is looking for a new place, but he's heard that the Billionaire's Row in Pacific Heights is getting all filled up.
11. Newsom's just asking for a friend.
12. Newsom heard you had a spare bedroom free and wondered if he could crash there for a few months while he gets his new start-up off the ground. It's like Instagram meets Amazon, but for hair gel.
13. Newsom has a little sympathy for the landlord.