Skip to comments.SF Mayor's Campaign Manager Quits, Following Affair Allegation (Mayor Newsom doing his wife)
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.
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She's 34,I'm 44! This babe has been rode hard and put away wet if she 34.
You know what they say. It's not the years; it's the mileage.
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.
Newsom is actually a notorious womanizer. Accusing him of being gay is a dog that won't hunt -- he makes Bill Clinton look gay.
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.
There is a reason that he is called Gavin "Any Twosome" Newsom.
So much for Bela Pelosi's and Dianne I-am-Finer-than-you-Stein's high moral and ethical RAT party!
He's divorced from Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since remarried and has a baby. You need a scorecard!! welcome to my world! ;>)
I've always thought he was gay, and the wife and girlfriends were just beards.....this surprised me a bit.
Me, too......maybe it just proves what lengths he'll go to to maintain his cover! ;>)
Exactly! I thought it was common knowledge that he was gay and that's why Kimberly what's her name left him.
"A Republican in that town would qualify as a zoo exhibit."
LOL! That would be me! Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ;>)
Rippey-Tourk, you'll always be,
Home sweet home to me,
Good old Rippey-Tourk!
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.
Thanks, At least I had the correct state.
She may get HIV aids from the mayor, too ?
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.
Your mayor is on TV right now, admitting it's all true............ROFLMAO.
This is great stuff!
SAN FRANCISCO - Mayor Gavin Newsom has apologized for having a sexual relationship with the wife of his former campaign manager.
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.
Doing drugs with the mayor will put many more miles on her...never mind that she may have gotten HIV aids from the mayor.
She's got a perdy mouth.
I hope this scandal kills Pelosi and her SF Values.
... 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.
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.
That ain't toothpaste and that ain't a tube.
Oh I know all about the RAGONE scandal.
You take my meaning, sir. Good show.
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.
The mayor's lucky that the aide didn't eat some Twinkee's and then go an a rampage ala Dan White. /s
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.
I'll go with a combination of drugs and eatng disorders
Sounds like all of the actors involved in this deserve each other.
I moved to Santa Rosa. It's much nicer here.
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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.
At least he had good taste. She must have loved working "under" him.
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.
Didn't see it but yeah, the rumor is Ruby was pregnant with Gavin's kid and had an abortion.
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.
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.