Quote of the Day: “I Just, Ugh, God”

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is bored out of his mind in Sacramento.Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register/ZumaPress.com

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Being governor of California is a grueling job. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, faced with a $15.7 billion shortfall (again) has proposed $8.3 billion in budget cuts; a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature is required to increase taxes, which makes it prohibitively difficult to raise revenue.

Being lieutenant governor of California? Not so grueling. The Sacramento Bee checks in with the state’s current number-two, former San Franciso mayor Gavin Newsom, who has found himself with enough downtime to start his own talk show on Current TV:

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose cable talk show premiered this month, was in the studio between segments Thursday, catching up with Chip Conley, his next guest and old friend.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/28/4520611/gavin-newsom-breaks-boredom-in.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

“How often are you up in Sacramento?” the hotelier asked.

“Like one day a week, tops,” Newsom said. “There’s no reason.”

It can be slow at the Capitol.

“It’s just so dull,” Newsom said. “Sadly, I just, ugh, God.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/28/4520611/gavin-newsom-breaks-boredom-in.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

Stay strong, Gavin.

Tim Murphy is filling in while Kevin is on vacation.

 

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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