San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: 2 Legit 2 Quit

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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Democratic San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, appointed after former Mayor Gavin Newsom resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of California, originally pledged not to run in this November’s mayoral election. But in August he reversed his decision — and now we know why: He’s simply too legit to quit.

At least, so say musicians and MC Hammer, along with San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson and others, in a new web video.

The video, “Ed Lee Is…2 LEGIT TO QUIT,” boasts the same chorus as MC Hammer’s 1991 song and music video, “Too Legit to Quit.”

“Newsom left and they put him in charge,” raps the musician Ashkon near the beginning of the Lee video. “Thank you for blessing me and the rest of the city with Mayor Ed Lee.”

“Let’s be honest folks,” says Giants pitcher Brian Wilson later in the video. “If your last name is Lee, you’re kind of sweet.” Wilson, who has a thick, dyed black beard and a famously eccentric personality, rattles off some names as proof: “Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Sara Lee, Mot-ley…Crue”

“Ed Lee for Mayor,” he concludes. “Do it now.”

Throughout the video, the screen cascades with images of a smiling Lee, intercut with dancing women and cameos from Bay Area celebrities such as Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

And best of all, Wilson dances in Hammer-esque parachute pants.

The election is on November 8th. Polling, though sparse, suggests Lee is favored to keep his post. Legit, indeed.

Watch the video below:

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