Some residents in San Jose were surprised to receive a holiday card last month from Steve Kline, who is running for a City Council seat in District 6 against incumbent Pierluigi Oliverio. Kline says the card was nothing more than him and his husband wishing a happy holidays to a few of their close friends and neighbors. How many friends and neighbors? Oh, Kline’s ballpark figure is about ... 1,000. Some recipients of the card happen to be Oliverio supporters, which left them a little unclear about what to think. But Kline assures Fly that the greetings had nothing to do with his campaign. “Let’s put it this way, I’m not under Deb Figone‘s rule, so I can send a holiday card to whoever I like,” he says. ” I think that kind of free speech is important.” Kline, of course, was taking a poke at Figone’s handcuffing of Councilmember Xavier Campos, when he wanted to send out his own personal holiday greetings.