The nastiness of the 2020 Presidential election is already rearing its head. For at least one presidential hopeful, the odds are already looking pretty bad.
Kamala Harris, front and center. Harris was one of several Democratic Senators who treated the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings like a performance. An audition. We could all tell that she, as well as Cory "I Am Spartacus" Booker, was using the screen time to get her name in the news.
Well, it turns out games of this sort are part of her overall strategy.
This weekend, Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who was known for his lavish outfits and extramarital relations, penned a letter for the San Francisco Chronicle. The title?
"Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?"
Well, for one, he was married at the time. But, even if we look beyond that, it's clear that Harris wouldn't be where she is today, a Presidential hopeful, without having dated a politically powerful man.
I've been peppered with calls from the national media about my 'relationship' with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned. Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago….
In a 2003 interview, Harris said of Brown:
"His career is over; I will be alive and kicking for the next 40 years. I do not owe him a thing," she told SF Weekly, vowing, "If there is corruption, it will be prosecuted.
Sounds like some brutal, two-faced manipulation and game-playing, if you ask me. Brown thought very highly of Harris, enough to give her a BMW. Yes, you heard that right.
Brown concluded the letter:
Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians. The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I 'so much as jaywalked' while she was D.A. That's politics for ya.