Say what you will about San Francisco Gavin Newsom, the real star of the show is his press secretary Nathan Ballard. When Newsom ends his reign as mayor, Ballard is the one we're going to miss. Why? For starters, whimsical pot puns in response to Ross Mirkarimi's press-baiting legislative idea for SF to sell medical mary jane.

The mayor will have to hash this out with public health officials. It's the mayor's job to weed out bad legislation. And to be blunt, this sounds pretty bad.

While some of you might shrug off Ballard's bit, this is some good stuff. Especially when you consider that fact that he's in politics. Do you know how many funny politcos and wonks there are in San Francisco? Right, none.

Well done, Nathan.