By the time Gavin Newsom completed his mind-blowing, seven-and-a-half hour YouTube sermon, he could have started reading names from the phone book or offering family recipes and we'd have been too bleary to notice. This may have been the plan.
But in his Monday speech alongside President Bill Clinton at Los Angeles City College, Newsom said something a bit odd -- at around the 25:28 mark, for those scoring at home -- and we did notice. This was probably not the plan.
"I've always believed we're nothing but a mirror of our consistent thoughts," Newsom says, only 24 years late for the senior quotes page of his high school yearbook. We're not sure what Newsom means by this and we know we don't much care -- but it is an interesting thing to say. And, surely enough, it's not Newsom's quote.
"Life is nothing but a mirror of your consistent thoughts" turns out to be a bit of wisdom first uttered by famed, 6-foot-8 motivational speaker and infomercial king Tony Robbins -- of whom Newsom is quite an aficionado. Newsom's cribbing of Robbins' quote is not attributed at any point in the speech.
So, we do wonder what other pearls of wisdom Newsom may utter down the campaign trail: