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Gov. Gavin Newsom (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

Gil Duran Says Gavin Newsom Presidential Future a ‘Likely Future Has-Been’

‘He’s the governor who turned victory into tragedy’

By Katy Grimes, August 24, 2020 2:12 am

Former Governor Jerry Brown’s press secretary Gil Duran has some pointed words for Gavin Newsom, which add up to “Fuggedaboutit.”

In a Sacramento Bee op ed, Duran opined: “Once Newsom accepts that he will never be president, he’ll be free to govern California without any concern for swing-state politics. He can focus on doing what’s right for California instead of attempting to triangulate his way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”

Duran, who served as Jerry Brown’s Press Secretary 2011-2013, was referring not just to Newsom’s canceled DNC speech, but how facing an apocalyptic and multiple crises, has learned the hard way what Jerry Brown used to say: The job of California governor is usually a “career-ender,” not a stepping stone. Brown ran for president three times: 1976, 1980 and 1992.

It was no secret that during Brown’s final eight years as California Governor, he and his administration saw Newsom as a whiner who shirked what minimal responsibility he had.

Gil Duran. (Photo: depauw.edu/)

The Los Angeles Times chronicled this: “As lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom has had few duties — and he skipped many of them,” and “repeatedly made clear his frustration with the job and its’ lack of responsibilities.”

Newsom “missed scores of meetings held by the University of California Board of Regents, the California State University Board of Trustees and the California State Lands Commission, according to a Times review of attendance records.”

“He attended 54% of UC Regents meeting days, 34% for Cal State and 57% for state lands, according to the Times review. The Times included in the tally days when Newsom was present for only part of the day, and excluded days when Newsom had no committee meetings or other official business to attend.”

  

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Duran says Newsom the “California miracle” has become the California nightmare, noting that his top public health officials resigned.

  

   

While Duran’s op ed stings, he really hit the nail on the head on Newsom’s lack of governing, and instead posturing, all the while with his eye on the West Wing. But it remains to be seen if Newsom will now “be free to govern California without any concern for swing-state politics.”

Many in the state think Newsom doesn’t have a clue “on doing what’s right for California instead of attempting to triangulate his way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave,” largely because of the overwhelming power and influence Newsom ceded to labor unions, environmentalists and radicals, who now surround him as his senior administration officials and appointees.

Time will tell.

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10 thoughts on “Gil Duran Says Gavin Newsom Presidential Future a ‘Likely Future Has-Been’

    1. You are so wrong. Please read our story. We live in Orange County, CA. My husband is an attorney and a former pilot and I have worked for two of the best District Attorneys this county has ever seen. For the past 11 and a half years we have been spied on, stalked and bullied by Alan L. Murphy, the former director of the John Wayne Airport, Barry Rondinella, the present director of John Wayne Airport and past director of LAX, OC Sheriff, Mission Viejo Fire Department, CalFire, former Chief of Police in Mission Viejo, Officer Binning, Jennifer Wilson, wife of an OC Sheriff officer, Camp Pendleton and every fire department, sheriff department and police department every single place we have gone in this state for eleven and a half years. They call their buddies and get them to stalk and bully us when they can’t. Gang mentality. We have found four other women who have been dealing with the same abuse of power here. There are probably hundreds. We have contacted every newspaper, journalist, politician, and not one of them lifted one finger on our behalf. The only person who has come to our aid, is Gavin Newsom. He has stopped the sleep deprivation we have suffered from Barry Rondinella flying jets over us all night long every night from LAX. Our airport closes at 10pm and opens at 7am. THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS HELPED US IS GAVIN NEWSOM. If you vote against him and the monsters in this state come after you, you will have no one to help you. Gavin Newsom is the only politician who comes to the aid of citizens who aren’t rich. Kamala Harris did nothing, Jerry Brown did nothing, Mimi Waters did nothing, Harley Rouda has done nothing, DA Spitzer has done nothing, Assemblyman Brough has done nothing, Cathy Schlict has done nothing, Patricia Kelly has done nothing. Gavin Newsom is the only one who helped.

  1. Before 2019 there were probably plenty of Californians who wondered how Gruesome could have possibly managed to turn San Francisco into a hell on earth during the relatively short time he was mayor there. After all, it was quite an achievement of failure and destruction and misery and despair, how could only one man’s “leadership” accomplish it? Now in the short time he has been on the stage as governor of California we see for ourselves how he managed it. Lucky us!

    1. You are so wrong. We live in Orange County, CA. My husband is an attorney and a former pilot and I have worked for two of the best District Attorneys this county has ever seen. For the past 11 and a half years we have been spied on, stalked and bullied by Alan L. Murphy, the former director of the John Wayne Airport, Barry Rondinella, the present director of John Wayne Airport and past director of LAX, OC Sheriff, Mission Viejo Fire Department, CalFire, former Chief of Police in Mission Viejo, Officer Binning, Jennifer Wilson, wife of an OC Sheriff officer, Camp Pendleton and every fire department, sheriff department and police department every single place we have gone in this state for eleven and a half years. They call their buddies and get them to stalk and bully us when they can’t. Gang mentality. We have found four other women who have been dealing with the same abuse of power here. There are probably hundreds. We have contacted every newspaper, journalist, politician, and not one of them lifted one finger on our behalf. The only person who has come to our aid, is Gavin Newsom. He has stopped the sleep deprivation we have suffered from Barry Rondinella flying jets over us all night long every night from LAX. Our airport closes at 10pm and opens at 7am. THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS HELPED US IS GAVIN NEWSOM. If you vote against him and the monsters in this state come after you, you will have no one to help you. Gavin Newsom is the only politician who comes to the aid of citizens who aren’t rich. Kamala Harris did nothing, Jerry Brown did nothing, Mimi Waters did nothing, Harley Rouda has done nothing, DA Spitzer has done nothing, Assemblyman Brough has done nothing, Cathy Schlict has done nothing, Patricia Kelly has done nothing. Gavin Newsom is the only one who helped.

  2. California citizens never elected Feinstein, Pelosi, Brown or Newsom. Illegals did. I’m still hoping Brown will be arrested at some point I know Newsom will, big China problems, money laundering, tax evasion, RICO…Forest fires are intentional, Newsom was getting hammered for his response to the fake China covid scam, so he needed another distraction and MONEY quickly. He will kill us all if needed. We need to make sure they are well aware they are servants of the people not rulers…RecallGavin2020.com SIGN IT.

  3. My niece thinks gavin walks on water because in 2004 he authorized the San Francisco city–county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in violation of state law. This one issue keeps her democrat and from seeing who they really are.

    1. Your niece is correct. He saves lives no one else will. We live in Orange County, CA. My husband is an attorney and a former pilot and I have worked for two of the best District Attorneys this county has ever seen. For the past 11 and a half years we have been spied on, stalked and bullied by Alan L. Murphy, the former director of the John Wayne Airport, Barry Rondinella, the present director of John Wayne Airport and past director of LAX, OC Sheriff, Mission Viejo Fire Department, CalFire, former Chief of Police in Mission Viejo, Officer Binning, Jennifer Wilson, wife of an OC Sheriff officer, Camp Pendleton and every fire department, sheriff department and police department every single place we have gone in this state for eleven and a half years. They call their buddies and get them to stalk and bully us when they can’t. Gang mentality. We have found four other women who have been dealing with the same abuse of power here. There are probably hundreds. We have contacted every newspaper, journalist, politician, and not one of them lifted one finger on our behalf. The only person who has come to our aid, is Gavin Newsom. He has stopped the sleep deprivation we have suffered from Barry Rondinella flying jets over us all night long every night from LAX. Our airport closes at 10pm and opens at 7am. THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS HELPED US IS GAVIN NEWSOM. If you vote against him and the monsters in this state come after you, you will have no one to help you. Gavin Newsom is the only politician who comes to the aid of citizens who aren’t rich. Kamala Harris did nothing, Jerry Brown did nothing, Mimi Waters did nothing, Harley Rouda has done nothing, DA Spitzer has done nothing, Assemblyman Brough has done nothing, Cathy Schlict has done nothing, Patricia Kelly has done nothing. Gavin Newsom is the only one who helped.

  4. Democrats love pretty politicians. Emperor Newsom has really pretty hair. That kind of hair requires long, strong roots. His roots are so long they now fill the space in his skull normally occupied by a brain.

    1. How can people just repeat some sound bite so they sound informed? You are wrong. We live in Orange County, CA. My husband is an attorney and a former pilot and I have worked for two of the best District Attorneys this county has ever seen. For the past 11 and a half years we have been spied on, stalked and bullied by Alan L. Murphy, the former director of the John Wayne Airport, Barry Rondinella, the present director of John Wayne Airport and past director of LAX, OC Sheriff, Mission Viejo Fire Department, CalFire, former Chief of Police in Mission Viejo, Officer Binning, Jennifer Wilson, wife of an OC Sheriff officer, Camp Pendleton and every fire department, sheriff department and police department every single place we have gone in this state for eleven and a half years. They call their buddies and get them to stalk and bully us when they can’t. Gang mentality. We have found four other women who have been dealing with the same abuse of power here. There are probably hundreds. We have contacted every newspaper, journalist, politician, and not one of them lifted one finger on our behalf. The only person who has come to our aid, is Gavin Newsom. He has stopped the sleep deprivation we have suffered from Barry Rondinella flying jets over us all night long every night from LAX. Our airport closes at 10pm and opens at 7am. THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS HELPED US IS GAVIN NEWSOM. If you vote against him and the monsters in this state come after you, you will have no one to help you. Gavin Newsom is the only politician who comes to the aid of citizens who aren’t rich. Kamala Harris did nothing, Jerry Brown did nothing, Mimi Waters did nothing, Harley Rouda has done nothing, DA Spitzer has done nothing, Assemblyman Brough has done nothing, Cathy Schlict has done nothing, Patricia Kelly has done nothing. Gavin Newsom is the only one who helped.

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