OK, OK, we all knew he was going to go there, ever since he had his moment of petulance after realizing there was no way in hell he was ever going to be the Dem nominee for governor. But really: as far as I can tell, Gavin has spent 4 of his six years in the Mayor's office running for something else. Sadly, that has not been beneficial to the city which elected him. Even more unfortunately, those first two years were looking pretty good, all things considered.
I appreciate his ambition, and the political and personal calculus behind his move, but I am far less appreciative of his inability to focus on the job at hand in a manner that provides the kind of massive political heft and action that San Francisco demands today.
He'll make a fine Lt. Governor. then again, I'd make a fine Lt. Governor. Emperor Norton would have made a fine Lt. Governor. I suspect we could even elect one of these guys to the office and we'd be fine.
I hope the position provides some mental space for our erstwhile mayor to sort out what happens next.