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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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To: Pro-Bush

She's 34,I'm 44! This babe has been rode hard and put away wet if she 34.


51 posted on 02/01/2007 3:31:41 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Recon Dad

You know what they say. It's not the years; it's the mileage.


52 posted on 02/01/2007 3:46:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: o_zarkman44

If the Mayor was doing the husband as well as the wife, the good people of San Francisco would already be commissioning a statue in his honor.


53 posted on 02/01/2007 7:03:44 AM PST by mort56
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To: river rat

Newsom is actually a notorious womanizer. Accusing him of being gay is a dog that won't hunt -- he makes Bill Clinton look gay.


54 posted on 02/01/2007 8:27:00 AM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

Well, i think its obvious guilfoyle was having an affair. According to wikipedia they were divorced feb 28th of 2006, and she had her first kid to her second husband october 4th 2006.

She probably got knocked up by her second husband, then they rushed to marry a few months later when they figured out she was pregnant.


55 posted on 02/01/2007 8:30:15 AM PST by SDGOP
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

There is a reason that he is called Gavin "Any Twosome" Newsom.


56 posted on 02/01/2007 8:48:00 AM PST by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: imahawk
Newsom is straight? Maybe
57 posted on 02/01/2007 8:50:49 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: johnmark7

So much for Bela Pelosi's and Dianne I-am-Finer-than-you-Stein's high moral and ethical RAT party!


58 posted on 02/01/2007 8:56:56 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: MovementConservative

He's divorced from Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since remarried and has a baby. You need a scorecard!! welcome to my world! ;>)


59 posted on 02/01/2007 9:19:59 AM PST by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: justche

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


LOL!

Me, too......maybe it just proves what lengths he'll go to to maintain his cover! ;>)


60 posted on 02/01/2007 9:21:03 AM PST by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: tlb
Gavin should have had an affair with an aide's HUSBAND. Now that would have advanced his political career in SF. He is very ambitious and this could hurt him in any run at a state wide office. He has sort of been living on the edge in his personal life since he has been in office. There was his high profile divorce after a high profile marriage, a relationship with a 20 year old college student, he reportedly showed up at a hospital after a cop was shot reeking of alcohol and some reports say he was drunk, and his holding hands and other showings of affection with his latest girl friend at an official event. I am reminded of Huey Long's famous quote " it is bad for a politician's career to be caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy". Well he has not done any of that yet.
61 posted on 02/01/2007 9:25:47 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: justche

Exactly! I thought it was common knowledge that he was gay and that's why Kimberly what's her name left him.


62 posted on 02/01/2007 9:27:19 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

Ooohhh...........yummy!


63 posted on 02/01/2007 9:28:06 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: volunbeer

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

LOL! That would be me! Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ;>)


64 posted on 02/01/2007 9:30:09 AM PST by Primetimedonna (Charter member of the San Francisco SnowFlakes! We love our Tony! It's SAN FRANCISCO, not Frisco.)
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To: Uncle Hal
Huey Long's famous quote

Edwin Edwards

65 posted on 02/01/2007 9:30:17 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Roy Tucker

Rippey-Tourk, you'll always be,

Home sweet home to me,

Good old Rippey-Tourk!

Rippey-Tourk, Tennessee!!


66 posted on 02/01/2007 9:36:42 AM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: george76

she's somewhat Susan Estrichesque-I suspect that she will not age well-she's got that "rode hard hung up wet" look about her.


67 posted on 02/01/2007 9:49:10 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Thanks, At least I had the correct state.


68 posted on 02/01/2007 10:13:38 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: mrmargaritaville

She may get HIV aids from the mayor, too ?


69 posted on 02/01/2007 10:16:55 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: mrmargaritaville
er...that would be "rode hard and put away wet"...
70 posted on 02/01/2007 10:23:52 AM PST by Snardius (How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?)
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To: tlb
I live in San Francisco. Guess who had to flip to page 6 of their local newspaper to find out that their mayor was letting someone else's wife who just came straight out of drug rehab snort coke off of his elongated body parts?

That's right. They're trying to bury the story. The news article about the mayor's dalliances with his aide's wife was actually smaller in size than the 'pass or don't pay' smog control coupon next to it. They can't ruin Gavin Newsom! They want him to be president someday!

'No such thing as a liberal media', indeed.

71 posted on 02/01/2007 10:25:10 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid; I_Love_My_Husband

Your mayor is on TV right now, admitting it's all true............ROFLMAO.

This is great stuff!


72 posted on 02/01/2007 11:43:06 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband; tlb

Mayor Gavin Newsom has apologized for having a sexual relationship with the wife of his former campaign manager



Associated Press

Mayor Gavin Newsom has apologized for having a sexual relationship with the wife of his former campaign manager.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/breaking_news/16599121.htm

73 posted on 02/01/2007 11:50:18 AM PST by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: george76
Looks like a lot of miles on the odometer for 34.


74 posted on 02/01/2007 11:53:17 AM PST by Vision ("Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4)
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To: conservative cat
Anyone have pics of the wife and the other woman? http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,182882,00.html
75 posted on 02/01/2007 12:20:58 PM PST by mickeylee
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To: Howlin
Update from the street:

Some liberals in this city are shocked. Other liberals are trying to convince the shocked liberals that they shouldn't be shocked, and that San Francisco is not a city where anyone is supposed to care about who is having sex with whom. Very few are buying that baloney and the worried look on the naysayer's faces tell it all. I've already heard people talking about how this will make Pelosi look ridiculous across America the week after she said that she was going to bring 'San Francisco Values' to the US Congress. Liberals are already bracing for the hoots of derision from tickled conservatives and claim to be ready with spring-loaded snark of their own in regards to Foley and the behavior of Guiliani when he was mayor of NYC and did something very similar with his aide. Well, OK, but I seem to recall that the Democrats made quite a bit about Foley and Giuliani when it suited their political purposes. Now they seem to be calling for a time-out in the interests of fairness. That only makes me want to stick the knife in and twist. I hope that they get what's coming to them.

This is big news here in the city today, even though I admit that I thought that at first it wouldn't be. Everyone is talking about it and the jokes are already starting to come out.

Gavin Newsome was a well-liked mayor for reasons I'll never understand. I've never heard a liberal put together a coherent point on why Newsom is doing a good job. I sure don't see any changes to the city that he promised. Just a lot more of feeding the bums like pigeons and thinking that they'll go away. Lots of bullcrap about 'Care, not Cash' and 'A helping hand up, not a hand out'. Yeah sure, we still spend the same quarter billion dollars a year on the useless bums just like back when the repellant Willie Brown was HNIC. I maintain that Newsom was elected only because of his enormous family wealth and 'GQ' looks. San Francisco voters are precisely the type to vote someone in on how good their hair is and what sort of designer dresses and purses a candidate's wife was seen with at one of the city's hot spot. They like to think of themselves as the country's most 'aware' voters but I can assure you that living amongst these people that they're largely a bunch of adolescent know-it-alls that don't know a whole lot outside of the trashy 'cause-o'-the-month' political fads they subscribe to then cast by the wayside after it's no longer fashionable. To those of you outside SF who don't know the place, this city is not filled to the brim with anarchist protestor style wackos, it's really filled with metrosexuals driving BMW 7-series and Mercedes SUVs -- even though we do have many of the former kind; they're just not the ones currently in charge. That's why Newsom has a 70% approval rating, pre-scandal. Think of the people here as more along the lines of Sharon Stone rather than Bella Abzug.

Sad thing is that I even have to say that Newsom is pretty much the best person who could be in office right now, and that's only based upon comparing him to the fiendish little fish-faced enemies of liberty that draw nearer to being in that office. Put Kommissar Chris Daly in the mayor's seat, and I'd be begging for the drunk impetuous prettyboy phony Gavin Newsom to return to office.

No doubt about it, though: Newsom is a drunken tramp who almost assuredly cannot pass a urinalysis test. Flat unable to be mayor. Next to incompetent. Probably not a genuinely bright guy. Still the only real option there is for this city.

76 posted on 02/01/2007 12:22:19 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Vision

Doing drugs with the mayor will put many more miles on her...never mind that she may have gotten HIV aids from the mayor.


77 posted on 02/01/2007 12:30:14 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: razorback-bert
Good afternoon.
"I get to guess first, the mayor is a rat, right?"

San Francisco hasn't had a Republican mayor since George Christopher. Republican or not, he wasn't very conservative.

Michael Frazier
78 posted on 02/01/2007 12:33:27 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Vision

She's got a perdy mouth.


79 posted on 02/01/2007 12:44:18 PM PST by Mashood
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To: The KG9 Kid

I hope this scandal kills Pelosi and her SF Values.


80 posted on 02/01/2007 12:49:24 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Not likely. The new 'values' that this scandal represents will be how we can all show forgiveness and compassion rather than casting the first stone.

... That's the wool that the liberals will try to pull over our eyes, anyway. I'm sure that it will work in some cases.

The mayor's political advisor is out there right this minute posting exactly that on every SF-related blog he can find under dozens of sock-puppet accounts trying to get Gavin's toothpaste back in the tube.

81 posted on 02/01/2007 12:56:40 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: tlb

Bookmark


82 posted on 02/01/2007 12:57:06 PM PST by rockthecasbah (The Shillelagh resides in Heritage Hall)
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To: SmithL

Ok, I know he apologized, said it's all his fault and it's all true and wants to "earn" the respect of the voters again.

In other words, he'll be elected again. :\

BUT on the other hand this COULD effect Pelosi's career and other democrats across the nation.

I mean, I hope that.


83 posted on 02/01/2007 12:58:04 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: The KG9 Kid

That ain't toothpaste and that ain't a tube.


84 posted on 02/01/2007 12:58:30 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: The KG9 Kid

Oh I know all about the RAGONE scandal.


85 posted on 02/01/2007 12:59:09 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

You take my meaning, sir. Good show.


86 posted on 02/01/2007 12:59:52 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Did you read the sfgate blog, gavinwatch, sfist?

There are some pissed off people out there, but also like you said, the libtards are trying to convince the upset libs that it's all okay bc this is SF.

You know SF Values.


87 posted on 02/01/2007 1:00:42 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: tlb

The mayor's lucky that the aide didn't eat some Twinkee's and then go an a rampage ala Dan White. /s


88 posted on 02/01/2007 1:02:52 PM PST by csvset
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Yes, I read a lot of those blogs. I have people here who spout the same nonsense from DailyKOS, SFist, etc. They recoil from those who don't immediately agree with their marching orders from liberal headquarters.

Me and a pal here who are on the same political wavelength have been confounding liberal co-workers for years by being impossible to nail down on what our ideology truly is. We've even left them more baffled when they've tried little tricks to get us to reveal ourselves.

It can be a lot of fun being a conservative insurgent in SF.

89 posted on 02/01/2007 1:07:03 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Vision

I'll go with a combination of drugs and eatng disorders


90 posted on 02/01/2007 1:07:55 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: SDGOP

Sounds like all of the actors involved in this deserve each other.


91 posted on 02/01/2007 1:12:38 PM PST by NYCynic
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To: The KG9 Kid
"San Francisco voters ... like to think of themselves as the country's most 'aware' voters but I can assure you that living amongst these people that they're largely a bunch of adolescent know-it-alls that don't know a whole lot outside of the trashy 'cause-o'-the-month' political fads they subscribe to then cast by the wayside after it's no longer fashionable. To those of you outside SF who don't know the place, this city is not filled to the brim with anarchist protestor style wackos, it's really filled with metrosexuals driving BMW 7-series and Mercedes SUVs -- even though we do have many of the former kind; they're just not the ones currently in charge."

I office in the financial district and live in East Bay and I can't disagree with anything you've said!
92 posted on 02/01/2007 1:21:54 PM PST by rockthecasbah (The Shillelagh resides in Heritage Hall)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I moved to Santa Rosa. It's much nicer here.

But, if you have livejournal join BA cons - see the tagline).

Personally, I'm disgusted with what happened, and then the utter hypocrisy of the left in SF because they don't want kink.com to be in that armory on Mission and 14th Streets - only because they wanted the mayor to give it to useless non-profits.

Frankly, I think kink.com is a better fit than useless non-profits.


93 posted on 02/01/2007 1:32:29 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: Pro-Bush

At least he had good taste. She must have loved working "under" him.


94 posted on 02/01/2007 1:33:01 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: windcliff

ping


95 posted on 02/01/2007 1:42:52 PM PST by stylecouncilor
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To: Fairview
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.

There IS a child involved. - Scroll down about 3/4 of the way.

96 posted on 02/01/2007 1:43:21 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: I_Love_My_Husband

What I can't fathom is that this woman must BE CRAZY to have relations with a man who is a known gay. Can you say "STD"? I thought you could.


97 posted on 02/01/2007 1:48:28 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

Didn't see it but yeah, the rumor is Ruby was pregnant with Gavin's kid and had an abortion.


98 posted on 02/01/2007 1:57:18 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

Nah, not gay. But a huge drinker, and someone might have allegedly possibly been doing coke with his mistress? Yeah.

Someone who has been bedding loads of women in SF? Yeah.


99 posted on 02/01/2007 1:58:40 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Dude, where's your wife been? She hasn't been on livejournal for like a year.

I moved to Santa Rosa and out of SF since June. I LOVE IT HERE.


100 posted on 02/01/2007 2:00:09 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (BAY AREA CONSERVATIVES - JON US http://community.livejournal.com/sf_conservative/profile)
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