The first time I ever saw Feinstein was 1971 when she was running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. I was in the audience for her campaign speech. I noticed that she did not connect with the audience. There was a distant look on her face and in her eyes, and I said to myself, “This woman will never succeed.” How wrong I was.
The first time I ever saw Gavin Newsom was 1997 when he was running for the same office, and I knew on site that he was an oily operator – his hair and his teeth. How right I was.
I am surprised that many people have no powers of observation. I guess ideology blinds them, or they will profit by politicians who grease each other’s dirty palms.
Alternatives: think founding fathers and mothers and the people who were part of the westward expansion.