According to press accounts, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is in the catbird seat.
The headline in yesterday’s The Hill says it all: “Biden appointments give Newsom chance to reshape California politics.”
For him, it’s supposed to be great. After all, his leftist-extremist Bay Area, San Francisco, and Berkeley political machine, once reviled as impossible to replicate across the country, is now ascendant throughout the U.S.
San Francisco’s House speaker Nancy Pelosi is gearing up for yet another term as the most powerful person in Congress. Berkeley-born Sen. Kamala Harris looks set for the vice presidency, after having been put there based on pressure from the California machine, which, now that it’s done, leaves Newsom a Senate slot to fill. His attorney general, Xavier Becerra, is also off to Washington, leaving him another appointment of his choosing. And possibly the same with secretary of state Alex Padilla.
As for matters back home, hain’t he got the power? Newsom’s COVID lockdowns have pretty well put a stop to all those pesky small business–owners who run San Francisco’s and Los Angeles’s restaurants, bars, schools, and gyms. He’s ordered them all shut down, leaving them now dependent on his government for sustenance. […]
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