Nor was it a surprise to read these words in The Chronicle's story on the nomination:
She would become the first woman to hold the job in San Francisco ....
... since Annette Adams, who served from 1918 to 1920.
Conviction, courage and co-operation should be our watchwords: conviction in the justice of our cause, courage born of that conviction and a growing consciousness of our power, and, above all, co-operation in order that our combined forces may constitute an influence worthy to be reckoned with.
Adams surely is a fitting foremother for Melinda Haag, to whom we offer heartfelt best wishes for a speedy confirmation as San Francisco's U.S. Attorney.