Pink Raygun has an anecdotal but interesting report on SD Mayor Jerry Sanders doing a local radio interview:
As we drove east on Interstate 8 yesterday morning, we heard Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego say something nasty about Comicon attendees on Cantore in the Morning on 91X. While talking about the end of Comicon weekend and American Idol’s descent on San Diego, he said,
“We’ve put up the superheroes and now we’re on to the people with actual talent.”
John swears he heard Sanders say, “We got rid of the superheroes,” but whether he said “got rid of” or “put up” or “put away”, the impression is that the mayor of San Diego barely tolerates our presence during Comicon weekend. 140,000 people spending money in his city is nothing to scoff at, despite the inconvenience of gridlock in front of the convention center and people walking around the Gaslamp in costume.