When we tell you that you've heard it here first, we mean you've heard it here first. It didn't take long for California political scribes to jump on our analysis that the campaign of Gubernatorial candidate Gavin "I'm running whether you like it or not" Newsom is dangerously close to imploding.
The thrust of our piece Monday was that Newsom has had such major trouble collecting any real campaign jack the San Francisco Mayor had to throw a hail mary pass and roll out a way earlier than usual endorsement of a former POTUS - Bill "BJ" Clinton in an LA photo opp at a green college building earlier this week.
According to the Fishwrap by the Bay, the San Francisco Chronicle the nod from the husband of the head yenta of the Sisterjhood of the Traveling Pantsuit netted G-New the endorsement of mega-bucks Democratic donor Susie Tompkins-Buell, Hilz BFF and multi-millionaire founder of Esprit who also dropped about 30Gs on Newsom. We won't know for a few days how much dough a Gavin fundraiser held here in town with BJC scored, and then we can only glean that from required financial filings.
Though the Chronicle couldn't choke down attributing our story to uh, well, mainly us they did include a quote from Newsom svengali Garry South who said our story was "bullshit." That, along with Betty "Pay to Play" Pleasant telling the old, dead Republican Mayor to "kiss her ass" really made our week.
In the meantime Newsweek also picked up the story of Gavin's potential implosion with a piece that makes pretty much the same point we did.
And then to add to the fun Calbuzz, pulling a Kevin Roderickesque no-comments move, gives South the chance to rant further with the boys there buying his well-crafted spin. To South, who in his quote made a Freudian like prediction of a Jerry Brown primary victory, we say "uh-huh." South fantasizes Jerry tweeted Gavin's troubles directly to the Sister City, which is laughable, he'd probably be surprised at our actual source. Memo to the Buzzards, our headline was NOT a typo; it was intentional, G-New has indeed released "The Clinton."
Its nice to know that such major fishwraps are reading Mayor Sam! Maybe Betty Pleasant will want to take lessons.