Department of Dubious Distinctions

Is Gavin Newsom the first gubernatorial candidate in history to livetweet the birth of his child?

The suspense was killing me!

5 Responses to “Department of Dubious Distinctions”

  1. eric says:

    Well, why not, really?

  2. wordnerd says:

    When did he drop out of the gubernatorial race? And did this post have anything to do with it?

  3. dc says:

    He dropped out a couple weeks ago. Since then, he has gone to hike the Appalachian trail—so to speak—in Hawaii (although unlike Mark Sanford, Newsom took his family with him), dodged the press at almost every opportunity, and seen several of his top staff members resign. He seems to hold the press at least partly responsible for his campaign’s inability to get traction (although he did, somewhat oddly, get endorsed by Bill Clinton). Probably best not to run for governor when you have a new baby anyway, I would think.

  4. wordnerd says:

    I guess Jerry Brown doesn’t have a new baby–Linda Ronstadt is probably too old…

  5. dc says:

    Jerry actually got married a few years ago—and not to Linda Ronstadt. No kids, though.

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