.@GavinNewsom's weaknesses aren't the same as Jerry Brown's. Brown is an old figure with corrupt ties to Monterey's Cannery Row - going way, way back to his dad.

He's a corrupt communist. As much as one wants to believe in the horseshit Brown was and still is selling.

Gavin is

dealing in large part to crisis beyond his control. Newsom may be the governor but the party apparatchiks have him pigeonholed.

The @FBI is working serious corruption issues regarding marijuana & public officials in every county in CA, all 58. @cmarinucci @chipfranklin

To explain how serious this all is - the @MCoSheriff is in more trouble, over more serious criminal allegations than former OC Sheriff Mike Carona who went to prison for 5 years AFTER a 9 year @FBI investigation.

This drags Newsom.

Tik Tok @SheriffBernal, @Kelly_McMillin.
And that's politics.

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