Oh, the good old days.
Mayor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Jerry Brown recently traded verbal spankings as if the two were still competing for governor. Newsom dropped out of the race last year.
The latest squabble occurred over the radio airwaves. On one KGO Newstalk interview, Newsom said he wondered if Brown had enough “fire in his belly” to lead California from its ruins.
“I don’t get a sense there’s fire in his belly,” Newsom said.
In a subsequent KGO interview, Brown had this response for Newsom:
“He’s been giving a lot of advice to the president and now me and I’m sure there’ll be others. Because when you don’t have a lot to do you can start figuring out what other people ought to be doing.”
Brown added, “I appreciate the advice and I am going to be examining my intestinal fortitude.”