Wow, it didn’t take long for Gavin Newsom to start making some waves. From the Sacramento Bee this morning.

Gavin Newsom suggests challenging Jerry Brown’s UC cuts

In his first remarks at a University of California Board of Regents meeting this morning, Lt. Gov. and Regent Gavin Newsom proposed challenging half a billion dollars in cuts to the UC system proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Newsom said the regents shouldn’t automatically accept the cuts and said, “I’m not convinced we’re going to lose that half a billion dollars.”

The remark suggested Newsom won’t hew tightly to the Brown administration line as lieutenant governor, despite coming from the same party and sharing longtime family ties. Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, had expressed some concern about Brown’s proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies on Jan. 10, just minutes after taking the oath of office. (Full post)

  • http://www.macdonaldbank.com MACDONALDBANK

    California Lt. Governor Newsom: Perhaps you could ask Gordon Getty to pay the $6,440,000 overdue bill at MACDONALD BANK … after we earned Getty Oil Company shareholders $4,000,000,000.

    I earned the Getty Oil Company shareholders 4 Billion Bucks
    On the Reserve acquisition; the way they treat me — it really sucks!
    As the Getty inheritors bask in glee;
    All I asked for was that they look after me.
    Four billion dollars they earned on Reserve
    My fee I surely deserve.
    It turns out J.P. Getty may have been a Nazi;
    His family even goes back to Germany.
    With Hitler, Goring & Goebbels he did stand;
    While trying to undermine the American land!
    For paintings & artifacts he did receive
    With his oil he was able to deceive?
    Hoover & the FBI and Roosevelt they knew
    That J.P. Getty & espionage he drew!
    Many a young lad and Jew did die
    As planes dropped bombs from the sky.
    For years while Getty sat in Berlin
    He may have committed many a sin.
    The ashes and smoke from the chimneys it rose
    While old man Getty sat cozy; he chose.
    With artwork held tightly under his arm
    Still dripping in blood — as the real owner met harm.
    Into the ovens & on meat-hooks, bullets between the eyes
    Listen very carefully you can still hear their cries!
    While the Gettys sit in England; at their estate at Wormsley
    And Gordon sings in San Francisco
    With his 727 in tow.
    The Getty museum sits atop Malibu
    While the corpses of World War 2 scream — J.P. Getty — We know you!

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Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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