I post this with a heavy heart. Anyone who has been following the most atrocious medical disaster in U.S. history has realized, by now, how much of the culpability lies at the door of the Governor’s mansion. Newsom’s failure to release aging, infirm people and Becerra’s office’s callous defense of prison authorities have ushered in the catastrophe I’ve been covering for a year. And yet, here I am urging you to vote NO on Newsom’s recall, so that this breathtakingly ignorant tabloid star does not unleash Trumpistan in California. In another time and place, she’d be laughed out of town, but in California, home of the Gipper and the Terminator, and in the U.S., where a semiliterate reality show personality shepherded us in the valley of fascist darkness for four entire years, nothing goes without saying. Case in point:

The take above tells you all you need to know about Jenner’s qualifications for the job. One doesn’t even know where to start. First, you’d think that a gubernatorial candidate would know the difference between a state and a county–specifically, the fact that district attorneys are elected and have nothing to do with the governor. Second, you’d think she would be even vaguely familiar with the California District Attorneys Association. Third, to anyone who has expressed even a passing interest in reading or watching the news in the last year, the thought that we are releasing too many people would be risible unless it were so tragic.

I’m too disgusted with what happened in prison to shell out any shekels to support the “no on recall” effort (I’m not too worried about campaign funding: Newsom’s French Laundry buddies can make up the difference), but having been through what we’ve been through in the last five years, I’m painfully aware of what happens when vicious, uninformed idiots get elected. In the name of all that is holy, and I can’t believe I have to say this, do not vote for Caitlyn Jenner.

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