S.F. Mayor Newsom to Seek Alcohol Treatment
Embattled San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will undergo alcohol treatment:
Just days after disclosing his affair with a staff member married to one of his top political aides, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom admitted Monday he has a drinking problem and said he would seek treatment for alcohol abuse.[Background here.]
...."Upon reflection with friends and family this weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I will be a better person without alcohol in my life," he said in the three-paragraph statement. "I take full responsibility for my personal mistakes, and my problems with alcohol are not an excuse for my personal lapses in judgment."
Apparently, there have been prior signs of alcohol-related problems for the Mayor:
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