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Gary Bradley's Bitter Wisdom

October 11, 2002, News

Gary Bradley responded to a series of Chronicle questions via e-mail. Some selected passages:

"Contrary to what some of my detractors have said, I have never been accused of committing fraud or anything else by any governmental agency."

"The only thing I have ever really wanted to do is to make movies."

"I am not a big believer in clichés, like what you survive makes you stronger, because I don't believe that's true. I don't believe that adversity builds character, but I do believe that it reveals it.

"From a citywide perspective, I don't think I have done anything significant enough to qualify as a legacy, but hopefully I have had an impact on some individual lives, especially some of our community's children."

"Probably nothing motivates me more than injustice or hypocrisy. I also really don't like bullies, whether it's individuals, bureaucracies, organizations, or the media."

"The ... problem I have with [Save Our Springs Alliance] is when they interfere with people's businesses and contractual relationships. When a business is willing to comply with [the] SOS [ordinance], I think it is unconscionable for SOS to threaten that business and use political intimidation to cause them to relocate."

"As far as I am concerned, the Gary Bradley story ends with this bankruptcy."

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