Interesting piece at Beyond Chron about local campaign consultants’ involvement in the LA mayor’s race. … In the Body Politic today, some background on the supervisor who’s got a lock on the next board presidency, and the scoop on who’s sending Chris Daly flowers. …

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Supervisor-elect Ross Mirkarimi says he’s surprised by the worldwide reaction to a Department of Environment proposal to flat-tax plastic bags to reduce waste. He’s received e-mails from Britain and Australia, and requests for radio interviews on the plan with stations in New York and L.A. (he’s letting the department do the talking for now). Mirkarimi, who told the Chronicle he might be interested in carrying the legislation at the board, said the concept needs work, but the goal of weaning shoppers off plastic is a worthy one. “It needs to be worked out,” he said. “[A 17-cent per bag tax] is regressive, but it goes in the right direction.” …

It’s interesting that a lot of the media coverage and outside observations of the Chris Daly censure measure have focused on his use of profanity. Supervisor Daly has used profanity in public meetings before, as has at least one other supervisor. Daly’s physical style, and the crossing of the rail barrier into the audience at the Nov. 8 finance committee hearing seemed to be the biggest issue for his colleague, Michela Alioto-Pier. There would be many censure motions if language was the issue. More on Tuesday. …