Re: Eric Jaye
article in the San Francisco Examiner dated Tuesday April 1, 2003,
your campaign manager, Eric Jaye, was quoted as saying that, "It's the act
of a political terrorist. She is trying to blow herself up and Gavin
Newsom alongside her." The "terrorist" in the first sentence and the "she"
in the second sentence is in reference to me.
Charges and counter-charges are part of political debate. This comment
by your campaign manager, however, goes far beyond political debate. It is
an outrageous statement that goes beyond the bounds of acceptable
It is insensitive to the men and women who are fighting in Iraq and it
is an insult to all people who have felt the horror of terrorism.
Equating me to a terrorist "trying to blow herself up" ..."along side"
you is intolerable. Since Mr Jaye made this statement on your behalf, I
ask that you terminate his involvement in your campaign. Anything less
than termination is ratification of such defamation per se on your part.