In a terse, last-minute press conference, Brett Wagner announced the withdrawal of his 2006 congressional bid last Thursday and, without missing a beat, launched an out-of-left-field recall campaign against 3rd District Supervisor Brooks Firestone. Wagner said that while an “act of God” would have been required for him to win the congressional seat, Firestone’s removal was winnable and necessary; waiting until 2008 to vote Firestone out, Wagner warned, would be too late and might cause irreparable damage to the environment.

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