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On eve of election, Alvarez campaign seeks to distance itself from Cheech & Chong endorsement

"Man, without our support, your campaign would go up in…well, you know."
"Man, without our support, your campaign would go up in…well, you know."

THINKING ABOUT MAYBE VOTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BARRIO LOGAN — Mayoral candidate David Alvarez's campaign manager today issued a semi-formal quasi-disavowal of a pro-Alvarez endorsement from the famed Latino comedy duo of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, stars of such films as Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams.

In a hastily called press conference shortly after lunch, H.R. Pufnstuff told reporters, "While it is certainly true that Mr. Marin and Mr. Chong are cultural pioneers who brought the Latino presence into the entertainment industry in much the same way as Mr. Alvarez hopes to bring it into the mayor's office, their endorsement nevertheless carries certain, um, connotations. I mean, yes, Mr. Marin went on to star in such mainstream fare as Nash Bridges and Lost, but it's just that, well, their earlier work was…well, countercultural. Thank you, and vote Alvarez on February 11!"

Asked for a reaction, Tommy Chong said he hoped Alvarez would reconsider after hearing a new, politicized version of his classic Latino anthem, "Beaners."

Beaners…

Beaners…

Beaners…

Beaners…are gonna kick you in the race!

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"Man, without our support, your campaign would go up in…well, you know."
"Man, without our support, your campaign would go up in…well, you know."

THINKING ABOUT MAYBE VOTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BARRIO LOGAN — Mayoral candidate David Alvarez's campaign manager today issued a semi-formal quasi-disavowal of a pro-Alvarez endorsement from the famed Latino comedy duo of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, stars of such films as Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams.

In a hastily called press conference shortly after lunch, H.R. Pufnstuff told reporters, "While it is certainly true that Mr. Marin and Mr. Chong are cultural pioneers who brought the Latino presence into the entertainment industry in much the same way as Mr. Alvarez hopes to bring it into the mayor's office, their endorsement nevertheless carries certain, um, connotations. I mean, yes, Mr. Marin went on to star in such mainstream fare as Nash Bridges and Lost, but it's just that, well, their earlier work was…well, countercultural. Thank you, and vote Alvarez on February 11!"

Asked for a reaction, Tommy Chong said he hoped Alvarez would reconsider after hearing a new, politicized version of his classic Latino anthem, "Beaners."

Beaners…

Beaners…

Beaners…

Beaners…are gonna kick you in the race!

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