Guess Lumpy's not doing it after all -- Pat Murphy, the guy who came up with the catch phrase "Do It, Lumpy" to goad local progressive ringleader and District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly into running for mayor in the first place, has posted a press release from Camp Daly. Contrary to Chris's prior bold statements that he'd jump in the race if no one else did, Daly now says:

Family is the most important part of my life. I was fortunate to spend all day Sunday with [wife] Sarah and [son] Jack. Sarah and I talked late into the evening about a possible campaign for Mayor. After a tough campaign last Fall and expecting a new baby in late October, I plan to spend more quality time with my family this year. A campaign for Mayor would not allow that.

To be fair, Chris had always been pretty open about Sarah's strong objections to him running for mayor -- and with the new baby girl (!!!!) on the way and all, we can't really say we blame 'em for the decision.

We sorry to have to retire the column name "Do It, Lumpy," though -- before we even got it started! We were already planning a singalong contest for it -- were you singing it to the tune of "Hang On Sloopy" or "Do The Hustle"?

[Here's the link to Luke Thomas's Fog City Journal scoop of the news! Sorry we missed it the first time, Luke -- we were too busy reading your fun summaries of the Prog Con!]

Picture of Daly helping put tables away after lunch at Saturday's Prog Con, by Steve Rhodes.