8 PM: And here’s Gavin, doin’ the show! He kept his shit together, and managed not to Plante it (TM Beth Spotswood). What did you think of his performance?
3:07 PM: I don’t think Fox News program The O’Reilly Factor streams live online (somehow, I suspect it does not, correct me if it does!), so folks like me with crap-ass cable will have to wait a bit to watch Gavin Newsom’s appearance on today’s show, which airs live on the West Coast at 5 and repeats at 8.
He’s supposedly there to “discuss several jobs-related subjects, including President Barack Obama’s incentives to encourage small businesses to hire new workers (the mayor has proposed a similar initiative for San Francisco) and his proposed extension of the federal JobsNow program.” But we all know Bill O’Reilly will go off topic. And I don’t blame him — if I had Gavin on my show, so would I!
Will Gavin lose his shit and pull a Hank Plante*? Will he do that big scary smile? Or will the preparation Newsom spokesperson Tony Winnacker says he has keep him from freaking the fuck out? I feel like we should have a drinking game!
*Is this unfair, since Plante was not the one pulling anything? What’s a better thing to call it? I am open to suggestions.