On the one hand, following Mayor Gavin Newsom's abrupt withdrawal from the governor's race, he spent quality time back in a beautiful city nestled in the bosom of the Pacific. On the other hand — it was in Hilo, Hawaii.
When you take off for an impromptu jaunt several thousand miles away from City Hall and even your top aides don't know where you are — well, gifts are in order. Here's a gift guide from the Aloha State:
Acting Mayor Carmen Chu: T-shirt reading “I was controversial acting mayor and all I got was this lousy T-shirt,” size small. Also, macadamia nuts.
Board President David Chiu: T-shirt reading “I shoulda been acting mayor and all I got was this lousy T-shirt,” also size small. And macadamia nuts.
Mayoral Spokesman Nathan Ballard: A new chair to replace the one that is now unusable after he realized the mayor took off to Hawaii without telling him.