Orange County Register commentator John Phillips questions whether Gavin Newsom is really a “liberal.”
Obviously, Newsom is too busy running for governor, because, in this video interview, he says that he has not had a chance to review the Mario Woods slaughter by the SFPD.
Both Brown and Newsom operate on a level of superficiality and are incapable of introspection, as these comments show.
As far as these two are concerned, the public and the general welfare are of no consequence and of no importance. E.g.: ” “I just turned my hearing aid off.”
After the event, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who served as San Francisco mayor between 2004 and 2011, said in response to the protesters, “[Former mayor] Willie and I were asking ourselves, ‘Why didn’t this happen to us?’ We didn’t know how good we had it.” Both mayors had also faced sharp criticism from San Francisco’s more left-leaning politicians and community allies.
Newsom added, “I think the mayor did an extraordinary job under difficult circumstances. Few people can go up there like that and follow through.”
When former Mayor Willie Brown, Lee’s longtime ally, was asked to comment about the protesters and the mayor’s speech, he said he was unable to hear either. “I just turned my hearing aid off.”