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Monday, February 15, 2010

It's 6:30 a.m. -- Do You Know Who Your Lt. Gov Is?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 6:30 AM

click to enlarge Can you answer me our questions three? Okay, it's just one question. But it's hard!
  • Can you answer me our questions three? Okay, it's just one question. But it's hard!
Much drama ensued last week, when Sen. Abel Maldonado didn't quite get enough votes to be confirmed for Lieutenant Governor -- leading Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to bluster he'd confirm Maldonado anyway and Democrats to compare Arnie to a third-world tinpot dictator. Ah, Sacramento -- its civility is only matched by its beauty and temperate weather.

Meanwhile, however, does anyone know who the current Lieutenant Governor is?

We'll tell you: It's Mona Pasquil, the former Chief of Staff for John Garamendi, who left the office of Lt. Gov to become a Congressman. So now you know. But could you pick Pasquil out of a police lineup? Well, here's your chance:

Which of these women currently sits in the seat once warmed by the bottoms of Leo McCarthy, Gray Davis, Cruz Bustamante, and Michael Curb?

  • A.

  • B.

  • C.
  • D.
See below for the answer:

It's C. A. is Fighting Shirley Chisholm, the former Congresswoman and presidential candidate; B. is Barbara Jordan, the first black Southern woman to serve in Congress; and D. is Selma Diamond, the rare female writer for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows who also played "Selma" on Night Court.  

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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