Lean into it, Gavin!

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The Gavster, the Lite Guv, our former mayor, has a new book out, and while I eagerly await my review copy of "Citizenville," I got to hear some of its themes on Forum. Here's what the honorable Lieutenant Governor Newsom has to say:

You've got to "lean into it."

Oh, and you need to "get into their heads."

He can talk a lot about the millenial generation and technology, and he made some valid points about how government, particularly voting, is still way too analog (young people vote all day long, with likes on Facebook, and they vote for American Idol contestants, but not for local government offices). And he's still hugely, overly enamoured of the notion that technology (operating through the private sector) can solve all of our problems.

But mostly: Platitudes. Astonishing, amazing gushers of platitudes. It got really hard to listen after a while; it's as if the guy has taken ever bad cliche of the past decade and burned it so deeply into his brain that he doesn't even realize he's spewing them back out.

I hope the book's a little better. Meanwhile, Gav: Get a grip.

Comments

No possibility of voter fraud or multiple voting there then?

Posted by Guest on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:47 am

Tim hasn't even touched the book yet but he heard something on Forum...so that is enough for him to start the ridicule.

So Newsom said things like "You've got to 'lean into it.'"

And "you need to "get into their heads."

Wow...I can see why Tim had to get out a post as soon as he heard statements like that.

So lets see, Newsom is a two time mayor, re-elected with 74% of the vote and 72% of the city voted for him as Lt. Gov.

Tim Redmond is a failed propagandist who admits that he doesn't even wait for any facts to come in before he starts pontificating.

Tim. Get some help. Insecurity need not be a chronic condition.

Posted by Troll on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:19 pm
Posted by Guest on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

Gavin is probably the most blatant felon is state government. He created a sanctuary city so he could aid and abed fellow felons. the illegal aliens that stole, raped and killed citizens were hidden from the law by Newsom for years. This man has no business being anyplace other than jail for his crimes.

Posted by jcb on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

Gavin is probably the most blatant felon is state government. He created a sanctuary city so he could aid and abed fellow felons. the illegal aliens that stole, raped and killed citizens were hidden from the law by Newsom for years. This man has no business being anyplace other than jail for his crimes.

Posted by jcb on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

move up the election ladder.

Tim has been cheering Campos doing same around the renaming the airport thing. The SF progressives are pro's at meaninglessness.

Voting for shit on Facebook in no way relates to real voting, a weird association.

Posted by matlock on Feb. 07, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

Just Yuck!

Posted by Guest on Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:09 pm