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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Actually, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Is Really Busy

Posted By on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:10 PM

click to enlarge Well, at least he can now tell us what exactly the Lieutenant Governor does
  • Well, at least he can now tell us what exactly the Lieutenant Governor does

Remember last January when Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was reflecting on his political career, and so eloquently remarked to NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd that in a few years "you'll see me as a clerk of a wine store."

Turns out, that wasn't really a stretch!

We had a good chuckle when we read the Chron's Paolo Lucchesi's column today, which informed us that Newsom has reinvolved himself with PlumpJack, the wine business he founded and then left while he was San Francisco mayor.

"I've never seen him busier," Newsom's sister and PlumpJack president, Hilary Newsom Callan, tells the Chron. "Now that he doesn't have any more local conflict, he's back involved in the PlumpJack business."

We can't really blame him for going back to work on his own business; being lite gov means he has more free time -- a lot more.

The again, it does raise one important question: If Newsom is "busier than ever" running his own private business, then why are we paying him a six-figure salary again?

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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