Willie Brown & Gavin Newsom
Brown & Newsom at the opening of the Mission Bay Library in 2006
Newsom when he ran in 2003 claimed he was independent of Brown who had appointed him to the Board of Supervisors.
But it seems Brown may have had as heavy a hand as Newsom's term ended as he had in starting it.
which is interesting. Scott Shafer points to a Matier & Ross column which said relations were so bad between Brown & Lee that he thought of leaving SF govt