It’s not just a tempest in a teapot. It’s more telling than that.
The back-and-forth over state Senate Pro Tem Kevin De Leon’s pulling back two employee positions from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has become a statewide story, with lots of speculation about what’s behind the move and what it may mean.
Politically, I’d say the winner is Newsom, as a sign that he’s got enough momentum in his gubernatorial campaign that newspapers care to spend any time or resources publishing stories about staffing at the lieutenant governor’s office. Indeed, making any news at all when you’re lieutenant governor is an achievement.