Valle’s stoic stare and quiet, boy-in-a-library speaking voice, along with an unwillingness to play hard ball politics while his main rival, Hayashi, lobs bombs in his path, is causing concern for many Democrats who think he is not trying hard enough.Valle, who professes Buddhism, is the polar opposite of Hayashi. Despite being on three years’ probation for stealing $2,400 worth of apparel from Neiman Marcus’ Union Square store (which has banished her), Hayashi is an attack dog who regularly bashes Valle. Meanwhile, she blithely refers to her crime as a “mistake,” has suggested that it was because of a brain tumor that somehow is no longer a health issue for her, and insists she’s the victim of a “smear” campaign.
Friday, October 5, 2012
By Ron Russell | 10:04 AM
East Bay Citizen’s Steven Tavares: