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November 17, 2020

Gavin Newsom Lies About Why He Broke His Own Rule and Attended a Large Birthday Party at Super-Upscale Restaurant French Laundry;
Concedes, "We're all human. We all fall short sometimes."

How righteous this slippery-assed little joyboy is!

He claims he attended the big birthday gathering with "[his] wife and some other couples."

He forgot to mention the lobbyists.

Not every political operative can celebrate their 50th birthday with the governor of America’s most populous state during a pandemic.

Not every political operative is Jason Kinney.


California Gov. Gavin Newsom is weathering a ferocious backlash for his decision to attend a celebration for Kinney on Nov. 6 at the French Laundry, a bucket list-level dining icon in Napa County. After the private dinner was exposed by the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsom said that while the outdoor meal did not violate coronavirus restrictions, he showed poor judgment in attending. He reiterated that point in a public apology on Monday, saying it went against the spirit of state rules as coronavirus cases surge across California.

While the meal amplified criticism of Newsom's coronavirus management, with the governor parrying accusations of hypocrisy, it also cast a brighter spotlight on Kinney and the dual clout he wields in the insular world of California politics.

The longtime California Democratic politics fixer has had a hand in both winning campaigns and influencing policy... He continues to advise Newsom on politics even as his lucrative, newly launched lobbying firm works on bills that could land on Newsom's desk.

...

The governor and Kinney have a relationship extending back decades. In apologizing for attending, Newsom referred to Kinney on Monday as "a friend that I have known for almost 20 years."

Friends who give you huge buckets of money are the friendliest friends in the world.

But the fact that Kinney, a registered lobbyist, got an intimate audience with Newsom immediately raised questions about conflicts of interest. Newsom said he paid for his meal, so it did not qualify as a lobbying payment.

Did the lobbyists pay for the meals of all the other guests attending Gavin Newsom's birthday party?

If someone spends $2500 to pay for all of my guests at my party but I pay for only my meal, it's a lie to say I wasn't paid off.


It's good to be the Ruling Class.

The Ruling Class just does what their Chinese masters are doing:

Fifteen days to flatten the curve, people!

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