Natural Resources

Bottled Watergate?

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Gavin

Forget unpaid taxes and illegal nannies, there's a new ridiculous scandal in town: Possession of…bottled water?:

This week, the City Insider spotted an almost empty case of bottled water in the back of [San Francisco] Mayor Gavin Newsom's hybrid sport utility vehicle as it was parked in front of City Hall. At least one full bottle of Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water remained under the plastic covering.

Newsom has no one but himself to blame for this one, though. He issued a bottled water fatwa in 2007:

This from the mayor who in June 2007 issued an executive order directing city government to no longer purchase bottled water, saying the containers clog landfills while the city owns a pristine reservoir in the Sierra Nevada that produces some of the country's best-rated tap water.

Newsom wasn't short on real scandals to begin with, but will Bottled Watergate bring him down?