This is truly astounding. Who knew Nancy Pelosi’s father was linked to the New York Mafia?
Or that four billionaire Bay Area families connected by blood, marriage, money and politics–the Browns, Newsoms, Pelosis, Gettys– have controlled California for decades– to destroy it.
Is it any wonder that Pelosi is a billionaire who lives in a gated/walled complex?
From Mercury News:
The connections date back at least 80 years, to when Jerry Brown’s father, Pat Brown, ran for San Francisco district attorney, losing in 1939 but winning in 1943, with the help of his close friend and Gavin Newsom’s grandfather, businessman William Newsom.
Fast forward two decades. Gov. Pat Brown’s administration developed Squaw Valley for the 1960s winter Olympics and afterward awarded a concession to operate it to William Newsom and his partner, John Pelosi.
One of the Pelosi’s sons, Paul, married Nancy D’Alesandro, who went into politics and has now reclaimed the speakership of the House of Representatives. Another Pelosi son married William Newsom’s daughter, Barbara. Until they divorced, that made Nancy Pelosi something like an aunt by marriage to Gavin Newsom (Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law was Gavin Newsom’s uncle).
Gavin Newsom’s father became the administrator of Gordon Getty’s trust, which helped fund and create the Plumpjack chain of restaurants and wine stores that Gavin and Gordon Getty’s son, Billy, developed. Newsom’s Plumpjack business financed his political career in San Francisco as its mayor, then as the California lieutenant governor and as governor.
This is the perfect example of white privilege.