According to the San Francisco Chronicle, California’s Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom’s recent decision to save the city $4,600 a month by moving his office to ‘hipper digs’ in an area known as South of Market. His new office, a location known as the Founders Den, is a melting pot of really smart entrepreneurs and tech start-ups. Pretty smooth move by my standards. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be surrounded with that much brainpower in one shared workspace? I know I would, but I also know who shouldn’t - elected government officials, and here’s why:
- The Founders Den is for entrepreneurs and tech start-ups, neither of which applies to Mr. Newsom nor any government agency
- Even if given the benefit of the doubt, and he is given the benefit of the doubt that it is wise to surround yourself with smart people, The Founders Den is a private, invitation-only club
- History has shown us time and again that unfettered, behind-closed-door access to a high-ranking government official has zero potential for abuse [/irony]
What business does a Lt. Governor have with a bunch of executives looking for money? What does planting your office in the middle of them say to your constituents, your voters? Who would ever take advantage [of a politician clamoring for public approval] in this situation?
This whole deal smells like a turd covered in burnt hair but I can’t tell which is worse – Newsom for being so typical or the voters who figured he was all they could come up with.
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