The worst thing about Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry dinner? It was with a lobbyist

The worst thing about Gavin Newsom’s French Laundry dinner? It was with a lobbyist
Gavin Newsom

[Ed. – It’s frankly hard to pick one. According to other restaurant patrons and staff, Newsom and pals were being obnoxiously loud.]

I have three questions about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s hypocritical foray into Yountville.

Why did Newsom attend his friend’s birthday party on Nov. 6 when he was telling his constituents to do one thing (dine in alone), while he and his wife did another (dined out with friends)?

How sincere was his subsequent apology following the very public spanking he received after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that he’d broken the rules?

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And why does our governor hang out with a lobbyist who is trying to influence him on behalf of clients?

Taking the last one first, yes, I know that the birthday boy, Jason Kinney, 50, and the governor, 53, go way back. Kinney is a longtime political operative who bounces back and forth between government … and lobbying.

But it’s Kinney’s role as a lobbyist that sounds alarms.

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