Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another Californicator Endorses Hillary

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom joined fellow Californicator Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and endorsed Hillary's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Newsom is best known nationally for openly defying California state law in 2004 by directing clerks at City Hall to sanction same-sex unions. According to the Chronicle, Newsom's flaunting of the law made him a pariah within the Democratic Party. Some observers credit President Bush's re-election and the passage of constitutional amendments banning gay marriage in 11 states that same year on a backlash triggered by Newsom's lawlessness. Why would Hillary seek the support of a Democratic pariah?

Like Villaraigosa, Newsom is one of 12 national co-chairs of Hillary's campaign. In addition to advising on municipal issues and fundraising muscle, Newsom can also advise Hillary on political adultery. Newsom betrayed his campaign manager Alex Tourk—who was also one of the mayor's best friends—by sleeping with Tourk’s wife. Mayor Newsom was separated at the time of the affair (and later divorced) from television commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Why is it that Hillary continues to associate herself with political adulterers?