Professor Tuman: Politicians Should Think When They Drink

Monday, August 25, 2014
SACRAMENTO BEE -- Joe Tuman, a political and legal communications professor at San Francisco State University and candidate for mayor of Oakland, said it’s “silly to assume that (politicians) wouldn’t enjoy a glass of wine or, at the end of a long day, enjoy having a beer with some friends.” But elected officials, he said, have to be careful. “You want to be, I think, just circumspect and careful of any image you put forward of yourself,” he said. “Certainly in an era like we have now of visual social media, and every telephone is a camera.”