Who Cares about Gavin Newsom?
As an elected official, I disagree with most of what Newsom proposes (though not all). I would not be likely to vote for him anyway when he is up for re-election in November. However, his personal ethics (or lack thereof) don't necessarily influence his professional ethics. If this had been a situation of the mayor laundering funds, things would be different. How, then, could we trust him with our money? Yet, it's not. Furthermore, there a probably many doctors, grocers, bankers, etc... out there who have done immoral things, but we still give them our business. Why? Because most of their personal choices don't affect their professional decisions.
I may not like Gavin Newsom's politics, but I don't care at all about his personal flings.