Sigh -- we don't even want to go into this, it's just embarrassing for everyone. So Daly, maybe a little unhappy about not getting seconded for his budget motion, was going back and forth with Dufty throughout the meeting, and Dufty finally said "For someone who sees himself as the strongest opponent to the mayor, you've done more to re-elect him than everyone in this room combined." Ooooooh.

Near the end of the meeting, which went on pretty long (just like the Senate was doing with Iraq, huh?), Daly then approached Dufty and they got into it. It got sufficiently heated that Dufty called Daly "a third-grade bully" and said "Why don't you just do what you want to do? Why don't you just punch me in the face?" Daly then said, "How dare you -- I'm not a bully," and bouncer/prez Aaron Peskin had to jump in and separate the two of them. Ladies and gentlemen: Aaron Peskin, the man with the toughest job in the City and County of San Francisco!

Daly's calling it a "nonissue," and Peskin described it as a "sidebar spat," saying, "I'm not proud of it, but it's not the end of the world" -- even though Tom Ammiano said it seemed threatening, and Jake McGoldrick was sufficiently worried that he mentioned something to the sheriff.

Update!: Here's Daly's side of the story, which includes the full text of his email exchange with the Chron.

After the jump -- we rate the choice quotes about Daly from the other supervisors to C.W. Nevius, who's now somehow moved from the "is Anna Nicole Smith your girl friend" beat onto city politics for the Chron?