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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders drops expletive during speech
Sanders delivers farewell speech Thursday
6:58 PM, Oct 4, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Outgoing San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders was caught on camera once again dropping profanity in front of a crowd full of supporters.
During an appearance in front of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday night, Sanders told the audience, "We have a great plan, unfortunately now you've heard me say this twice, so I want to say this very carefully and very low key ... the governor stole our f---ing money."
The colorful comment is not the first of its kind for Sanders.
In April 2008, he looked at businessman Steve Francis, who was running against Sanders at the time, and said "F--- you, Steve," right after a picture of Francis trying to shake hands with Sanders was released.
Sanders later said, "Yeah, I said it."
Last May, Sanders dropped another four-letter word in response to City Councilman Carl DeMaio taking credit for financial reforms.
"He probably takes credit for my weight loss. He probably takes credit for the weeds I pulled in my back yard last week. It's all bull----," Sanders said at the time.
Wednesday's f-bomb came just hours ahead of Sanders' farewell speech to the city at a Rotary Club meeting Thursday morning, where he jokingly promised he wouldn't swear again.
"I Promise I won't I use any profanity today for those of you waiting for this ... of course I promised it last night but …," Sanders said Thursday.
It was a packed house for Sanders' farewell speech, and at one point, he was honored with a standing ovation.
"I wasn't too bright when I first started this, but I've learned an awful lot and you always know when it's time to leave, so thank you very much," said Sanders.
Sanders said he's ready to step down after what he called a successful last seven years in office serving the city of San Diego, but not before offering one more piece of his mind.
Sanders said with the many changes that took place during his time in office, the city will save about $1.8 billion over the next 25 to 30 years.