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SF Mayor's Campaign Manager Quits, Following Affair Allegation (Mayor Newsom doing his wife)
NBC11 ^ | January 31, 2007 | staff

Posted on 01/31/2007 9:40:23 PM PST by tlb

SAN FRANCISCO -- In the midst of an election year, Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign manager Alex Tourk has announced that he will step down from his post.

SFGate.com reported Tourk resigned after confronting Newsom for allegedly having an affair with his wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk.

The admission from Rippey-Turke came as part of a rehabilitation program she has been undergoing for substance abuse, according to sources to the paper.

Newsom refused to comment on the report, according to NBC11.

Rippey-Tourk, 34, was the mayor's appointments secretary at the beginning of his administration in 2004. She worked for the mayor until the spring of 2006, according to the paper.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Newsom campaigns and the city of San Francisco and its residents," Tourk said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbc11.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: alextourk; anytwosomenewsom; gavinnewsom; homosexualagenda; newsom; rippeytourk; rubyrippeytourk; sanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues
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Now THAT is a dedicated aide.
1 posted on 01/31/2007 9:40:24 PM PST by tlb
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To: tlb
Strange. I thought his wife was that Guilfoyle woman on FoxNews. What's the point of screwing around on that dish?
I guess that's San Fran values for you. At least it wasn't with another man.
2 posted on 01/31/2007 9:42:30 PM PST by MovementConservative (The US will win in Iraq. Thank you all US troops.)
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To: MovementConservative

Anyone have pics of the wife and the other woman?


3 posted on 01/31/2007 9:44:07 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: tlb

I get to guess first, the mayor is a rat, right?


4 posted on 01/31/2007 9:44:12 PM PST by razorback-bert (Posted by Time's Man of the Year)
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To: tlb

I've always thought he was gay, and the wife and girlfriends were just beards.....this surprised me a bit.


5 posted on 01/31/2007 9:47:08 PM PST by justche (When moderators aren't anonymous and ARE accountable, I'll consider donating again.)
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To: razorback-bert
Yes. The one who put a big push on gay marriage even though California voted against it.
6 posted on 01/31/2007 9:47:08 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: tlb

So Tourk will be divorcing a wife who is a slut and druggie. Can't blame him. But the courts will still see him as the bad guy and will screw him over. I hope there are no children involved.


7 posted on 01/31/2007 9:47:50 PM PST by Fairview
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To: tlb
I was just going to post a SF Chronicle article...

Newsom's affair with aide's wife revealed Campaign manager resigns after confronting mayor about incident

(Pics at link)

8 posted on 01/31/2007 9:48:31 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: tlb

At least the Mayor wasn't doing her husband also.

Wonder if the Mayor had any of the substance she abused, as an enticement?

A little white line makes her go go go...........

Rats, fruits, nuts


9 posted on 01/31/2007 9:50:24 PM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: tlb

Wasn't Newsome dating some 21 year old and taking her to public events where she was dressed like Britney Spears just recently?

I remember he also dated that greek actress from some law show on tv while seperated from his ex-wife.

No wonder he's so popular in S.F.


10 posted on 01/31/2007 9:50:59 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Fairview

Ach, I'm sorry to say that there appears to be at least one very young child involved. I hope it was not affected by its mother's drug use. Very sad. What a stupid skank the mother is.


11 posted on 01/31/2007 9:52:05 PM PST by Fairview
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* SAN FRANCISCO VALUESTM *
12 posted on 01/31/2007 9:52:53 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Fairview

Who wants to be he still gets screwed in divorce court? Even though his wife cheated on him and is a drug abuser.

I bet if there was kids involved, the court would still give her custody.


13 posted on 01/31/2007 9:52:54 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: tlb

This is great. It reminds me of scumbag Torricelli. He was doing the wife of his biggest contributor, a toy manufacturer. Not surprisingly, for the next campaign the guy supported the Torch's opponent.


14 posted on 01/31/2007 9:52:55 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: razorback-bert

You had to guess the Mayor of San Francisco is a democrat?

A Republican in that town would qualify as a zoo exhibit.


15 posted on 01/31/2007 9:53:10 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I am guessing women do pretty well in divorce court in San Fran.


16 posted on 01/31/2007 9:54:57 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: tlb

Newsom is straight? Who knew.


17 posted on 01/31/2007 9:56:23 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: tlb
"Now THAT is a dedicated aide."

Nope. Just a gullible reader. Newsome is gay (not a problem in SF), but wants to run for higher office.

The reason that the aide isn't upset is because the affair story is just to cover Newsome's gender calisthenics.

18 posted on 01/31/2007 9:56:38 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: tlb

The mayor of San Francisco is having an affair with a WOMAN? What is he? Some sort of homophobe?


19 posted on 01/31/2007 9:57:58 PM PST by MediaMole (9/11 - We have already forgotten.)
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To: Fairview

wow - no slamming newsom - just automatically slamming the female involved. How very FR.


20 posted on 01/31/2007 9:59:14 PM PST by justche (When moderators aren't anonymous and ARE accountable, I'll consider donating again.)
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To: volunbeer

If this happened in Chicago, one woman would be 'missing', one Campaign Manager would be a lot richer, and the mayor's approval ratings would be through the roof, and the news media would still be concentrating on 'Tank' Johnson.


21 posted on 01/31/2007 10:00:50 PM PST by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
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To: imahawk
I think that's the biggest scandal here. :-/
22 posted on 01/31/2007 10:00:57 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: tlb

Newsom is just such a skank.


23 posted on 01/31/2007 10:04:56 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Newsom is just AWFUL. Thinks that San Francisco and California by extension are just his to ruin at whim.


24 posted on 01/31/2007 10:06:37 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: uptoolate

I bet the "missing" woman would still cast a vote!

:)


25 posted on 01/31/2007 10:07:40 PM PST by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: bboop

But, I have to argue he has great hair!!


26 posted on 01/31/2007 10:09:07 PM PST by lndrvr1972
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To: volunbeer

Oh, but of course. Why wouldn't she?


27 posted on 01/31/2007 10:14:52 PM PST by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
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To: everyone

Not bad, but he could have done better.


28 posted on 01/31/2007 10:18:36 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: volunbeer

Divorce in California is a by-the-numbers proposition. Lawyers can plug the facts into a computer program and come within a few bucks of what the final award will be. Doesn't matter whether it's San Francisco or San Bernardino, the same fact set produces the same result.


29 posted on 01/31/2007 10:21:02 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: doug from upland

30 posted on 01/31/2007 10:23:46 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: volunbeer
I am guessing women do pretty well in divorce court in San Fran.

Before or after the surgeries?

31 posted on 01/31/2007 10:26:31 PM PST by quantim (Carcinoma Senatorus = Incurable cancer causing senators to think they're Presidential material.)
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To: conservative cat
pics of the wife ?


32 posted on 01/31/2007 10:27:10 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: tlb

Ruby Rippey-Tourk, now there's a goofy name. Newsome was married the the hot guilfoyle, they divorced, she got knocked up by some dude and married him. I always thought it was a job requirement that a person had to be gay to be mayor of san fran.


33 posted on 01/31/2007 10:35:04 PM PST by isom35
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I believe San Francisco has never had a homosexual mayor. Buncha homophobes I tells ya. ;-)


34 posted on 01/31/2007 10:40:13 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

It's San Francisco folks....
The fact that Newsom is "named" as being "involved" with a woman means NOTHING.....

It DOESN'T prove Newsom is a heterosexual...
At best - it's only evidence to suggest Newsom may be bisexual...
Since it IS San Francisco - we in Kalifornicate are relieved that bestiality wasn't involved, yet......

Semper Fi


35 posted on 01/31/2007 10:52:51 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: justche

me too, but are there repercussions because the affair was with a women instead of a politically more correct man? I mean it is sf


36 posted on 01/31/2007 11:00:08 PM PST by genghis
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To: justche

me too, but are there repercussions because the affair was with a women instead of a politically more correct man? I mean it is sf


37 posted on 01/31/2007 11:00:41 PM PST by genghis
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To: tlb

Newson has AIDES!

;)


38 posted on 01/31/2007 11:03:46 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Now accepting tagline donations.)
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Where I live men don't quit their job because the boss was having an affair with their wife, they go to prison because the boss was having an affair with their wife.


39 posted on 01/31/2007 11:04:24 PM PST by KarinG1 (Opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily represent those of sane people.)
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To: tlb

Hrrrmmm. Woman who chooses to hyphenate her last name after marriage, instead of simply taking her husband's name. Hrrrmmm. Then has fling with his boss. Hrrrmmm. Marriage ends in tears and confusion. Hrrrmmm.

Of course, I would never, ever draw any non-PC conclusion from such a case. No, never. I wouldn't want to be sent to Diversity Re-Education Internment Camp. Not me. Can't possibly draw any inferrence or logical conclusion from such data. No way. Means nothing. Just random facts which add up to nil. The universe is entirely random. Nothing means anything...


40 posted on 01/31/2007 11:12:36 PM PST by omnivore
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It DOESN'T prove Newsom is a heterosexual...

Of course not. He is a lesbian. Something for everyone.

41 posted on 01/31/2007 11:16:36 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: tlb

guess he's tourk'd off ?


42 posted on 01/31/2007 11:22:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: conservative cat
The Blonde

43 posted on 01/31/2007 11:28:14 PM PST by Pro-Bush (hater)
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To: tlb
What are the odds that FNC's Kimberly Guilfoyle (Newsom's ex-wife) will cover this on her show or on appearances on other FNC shows?

-PJ

44 posted on 01/31/2007 11:31:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: KarinG1

What we never hear from the Dems, Resigned in Disgrace.

Newsome and the Dems, well, scandal is just water off a duck's back.


45 posted on 02/01/2007 12:27:37 AM PST by johnmark7
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To: tlb
As a former SF'er and who LOVES gossip, innuendo and rumors, I will repost these UNCONFIRMED RUMORS.

*Guilfoyle was/is a druggie and was cheating on Gavin.

*Gavin is into all kinds of younger women, some are allegedly "underage", and he's a total playboy playing the field - waitresses, etc.

Again, I have no idea if any of this is true. This is just what I heard, and I'm only repeating it.
46 posted on 02/01/2007 1:05:10 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: SmithL

ping


47 posted on 02/01/2007 1:06:54 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: tlb

Rippey-Tourk?


48 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:30 AM PST by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality"--Ayn Rand)
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To: tlb

I have been checking out stories on this! This is just fantastically juicy.

There are RUMORS that Ruby Rippey-Tourk was pregnant and maybe had an abortion.
http://www.fogcityjournal.com/news_in_brief/kirshenbaum_070131.shtml

The Mayor of SF was RUMORED to be at a fallen policeman's funeral DRUNK.

They Mayor allegedly plied an underage girl with liquor and got her drunk.

Finally, SF hasn't even announced their fake murder and crime stats yet because they, well, it's SF Values.


49 posted on 02/01/2007 2:53:20 AM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: tlb

I Frisco I thought this was going to be the "Mayor was doing Alex" not his wife.


50 posted on 02/01/2007 3:29:00 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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