Interim Mayor Ed Lee, as many of you know, only took the job on the promise that the law could be changed allowing him an exception from the rule that says that mayors and supervisors can't be given government jobs for one year after holding office. The Board quietly withdrew the proposed rule change from the June ballot this week, promising instead to get this done by legislative means.

It doesn't seem like anyone wants to screw Ed out of his beloved bureaucrat job, but signs point to the fact that polling might have suggested a ballot measure wouldn't have passed. And now Supervisor John Avalos is hedging saying he'd be "uncomfortable" voting on such legislation. "I shouldn’t have to bend an ethics rule for him," he said. WOW. Really, Avalos? That's cold.