According to the Chronicle, Ed Lee led off a recent press conference with a special proclamation: "I'm announcing my candidacy - for being the lead of the pothole crew." Good one, Mayor Lee! You should run for Mayor of Cobb's Comedy Club (because of how hilarious that joke was). Besides showing of his impeccable sense of humor, Lee went on to tell the Chron that he is sure he's not going to run, but he appreciates that his supporters think he's doing a swell job in Room 200. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, on the other hand, reminds everyone that even if Lee does return to his old seat as City Administrator he would carry a lot of weight as "a powerful shadow mayor." And if that's the role Lee is going for next, we'll definitely know once he starts twirling his mustache and wearing sinister hats. [Chron]