According to Matier & Ross (see third story in the following link), the Gettys will be hosting a $2,300 per plate fundraiser for Barack Obama in their Pacific Heights mansion this weekend where 400 people are expected to attend.  This makes the event the “hottest ticket in town.”  Amazingly, the story claims that Mayor Gavin Newsom will not be attending because he supports Hillary Clinton.

What!?  The Mayor is basically biting the hand that fed him for years and helped make him a multi-millionaire and a political force.  It it wasn’t for the Gettys, Gavin would be successful, but he would not be nearly as wealthy as he is now, let alone be Mayor of The City.  I wonder what the Clintons did for Gavin that makes him feel he owes them his loyal support in Hillary’s campaign.  It must have been something pretty good.  Oh if only walls could talk.

2 Comments »

  1. Obama snubbed Newsom…

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/05/BAM5US1B5.DTL

    #1 by C.W. Nevius — April 5, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

  2. C-dub, I am honored that you are reading my blog. It’s not often that I get to converse with, you know, *real* journalists. I had not read the story you wrote back in February and it totally explains the beef between Newsom and Barack. It seems kind of silly for Gavin to hold a grudge about being snubbed during that time four years ago, since I am sure Obama wasn’t the only person that wanted to stay away from what was considered then to be a political third rail. Thanks for the link.

    #2 by Nugget — April 5, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

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