Gavin Newsom Filled His First 100 Days As California Governor With Splashy Announcements. Not All Are As Bold As They Appeared.
“Listen, Gavin is a flashy guy,” said former Supervisor Angela Alioto, who endorsed Newsom in the 2003 mayoral runoff after losing to him in the primary.
“I mean, it’s hard to get around that. He’s not dull. He’ll never be dull,” Alioto said. “But the question is, as an elected official of the people, does he live up to what he says? And I believe he always has.”
Of course, Newsom — who’s also known to dive deep into policy and spent two hours unveiling his first budget proposal in January — is hardly the first Californian to govern by splash.