SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Ask anyone who voted “yes” to recall California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom and they will tell you he did this to himself. The recall movement to replace him, however, was helped by the millions of his victims such as restaurant owners who suffered under his COVID-19 totalitarianism for more than a year while Newsom wined, dined, and raised money for himself.
This became evident in a recent meeting I had at a small pub in a neighborhood right outside Los Angeles. On one side of the booth sat Angela Marsden, the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill owner who went viral in December for passionately ranting against California bureaucrats for closing her pub’s outdoor dining under the guise of COVID-19 restrictions while a movie set equipped with tents, tables, and chairs was permitted by the government less than 50 feet away. On the other side of the booth sat Mike Netter, a lifelong salesman and public