Some have wondered whether former Mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would be able to stand life outside of the limelight.
The answer, for now, appears to be no.
In the middle of Mayor Ed Lee’s press conference announcing his very first executive order of his new mayoral career, Newsom sidled into the back of the crowd.
Lee was in the middle of speaking to a crowd of media, port and city officials about the new America’s Cup executive committee that he was appointing, when he interrupted himself to point out Newsom’s presence. He later invited Newsom up to the stage.
Newsom pulled an aw-shucks act, trying to be demure and saying, “I have nothing to say! I have nothing to say!” But once he was on stage he launched into a speech about how important the event will be for the city and how he plans to continue to advocate for the event from his role on the State Lands Commission.
In the end, Lee didn’t seem to mind that his seat was pushed halfway behind the podium to make room for Newsom’s million-dollar smile.