Mayor Gavin Newsom puffed up his chest yesterday after leading the lawsuit that will "challenge a cut in the reimbursement rates paid to doctors that treat Medi-Cal patients." (That is to say, he's upset that the state has now decided to cut payments to doctors who accept low-income patients. Thanks, Arnold.) But the real story here is whether or not Newsom finally answered the big question about a possible run for Governor of California. And whether or not he's the next Jed Bartlet. KQED's John Myers reports:
[A] decent sized crowd flocked to see the charismatic San Fran pol at today’s event, and it’s hard to deny that many wanted to hear how he answered The Question.The West Wing
I call it that in homage to an episode of one of my favorite TV series, . In that episode, as the staff prepares for President Jed Bartlet to run for a second term, there’s giddiness when a potential GOP contender flubs what the White House staff keeps calling “the question” from a reporter. In that case, the question was: “Why do you want to be president?”
In Newsom’s case, you probably know the question…
Are you running for governor in 2010?