San Francisco's not the only Bay Area city rife with local political scandal! San Jose has been roiled for the last month about allegations that city officials worked a secret deal with local darling company Cisco to ensure that only Cisco products would work for the telephone and wireless systems in the new San Jose City Hall currently under construction, thus guaranteeing Cisco the supposedly-competitive $8 million contract. (It's a very San Jose type of scandal – where San Francisco has scandals about fajitas, San Jose gets embroiled in a wireless router dispute. That must be why San Jose is doing better economically than San Francisco).

Our trademark hard-hitting SFist Political Book Report after the jump (and man, can we just say, the San Jose Mercury News kicks the Chron's ass):