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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