Here is the link, with a transcript below:
SLATE: What does Gavin Newsom know about Lieutenant Governor?
NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do? For the life of me, I don’t know.”
RADIO HOST: “Are you going to run for lieutenant governor?”
SCOTT SHAFER, KQED PUBLIC RADIO: “Given what he said today, I think it would be hard for him to turn around and say, ‘But I could run for lieutenant governor.’”
SLATE: and nowâ€¦NEWSPAPER HEADLINES OS: “Newsom eyes Lt. Gov Post â€“ Fresno Bee” “Newsom Still Pondering Lt. Gov Run â€“ SF Chronicle” “SF Mayor Newsom Files Papers in Lt. Gov Race â€“ San Jose Mercury News” “Newsom Entering Lt. Gov’s Race? â€“ SFist”
REPORTER AT PRESS CONFERENCE: “What do you see the lieutenant governor do?”
NEWSOM: “Well, this is what I’m assessing and analyzingâ€¦LAUGHTER by Newsom and news media
NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do?”
NEWSOM: “What does the lieutenant governor do? I certainly respect the position as a political jumping-off point, but for the life of me I don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, don’t knowâ€¦
SLATE: Gavin Newsom doesn’t know what the Lieutenant Governor does?
SLATE: Janice Hahn does know!
SLATE: Help elect the first woman Lieutenant Governor.
While rumors persist, there has been no indication thus far that Newsom will enter the Lieutenant Governor’s race. But stranger things have happened.