Naked City

Mayor Kersch Says She's Sorry

Georgetown Mayor MaryEllen Kersch, who previously wrote to the Chronicle denouncing our reporters for not interviewing her ("Postmarks," Sept. 21), has now expressed her deep personal regret for talking to our reporters. On Oct. 12, Kersch responded to Jordan Smith's Oct. 5 "Naked City" item "Georgetown Follies, Part 345" (which recounts Kersch's verbal abuse of citizens who speak at council meetings), by leaving a message on Smith's voicemail. "At first I thought highly of you and not so highly of your associates," Kersch said. "But after this last week, I really have lost all respect for you, and you really are so short of any level of journalistic integrity that I am sorry I ever spent any time with you."

Jeez, Your Magnificence, first you tell us you never talked to us at all, and now you're sorry for spending so much time with us. In the words of the old song: "How can we miss you, if you won't go away?"

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