Ex-lover Dem kingpin warned Kamala that one move would kill her chance to be ‘President Harris’

Past remarks from the San Francisco sugar daddy widely credited for Vice President Kamala Harris’ political success loomed large amid the president’s debate disaster.

The fallout from President Joe Biden’s internationally broadcast display of what many considered sundowning had yet to come to a resolution as the Democratic Party attempted to brush off growing calls to see him dropped as their presumptive nominee.

Now, as Harris reached the top of many political figures’ list for the most likely successor, despite polling showing her potential success to be unlikely, the man behind her meteoric rise, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, believed she may have reached a “dead end.”

In a 2020 op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle, the career California politician had urged against his former “mistress” taking the gig as Biden’s running mate.

“The glory would be short-lived, and historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end,” he’d opined. “For every George H.W. Bush, who ascended from the job to the presidency, there’s an Al Gore, who never got there.”

While that remained to be seen, it was hard to ignore how influential Brown had been in the successes of Harris since they had dated in the early 90s while the then-assemblyman was said to have been separated from his wife, Blanche Vitero.

As the Daily Mail’s Germania Rodriguez Poleo detailed, “Throughout her career, the vice president has been repeatedly forced to deny that her relationship with Brown — 31 years her senior — was the defining step in her political career.”

“The fling fizzled decades ago, but in the years since, Harris has struggled to shirk her association with Brown, whom she later described as ‘an albatross hanging around my neck,'” added Poleo who went on to indicate that Harris’ bid for San Francisco attorney general had benefited from a Brown endorsement prompting, “denied by Harris who was dating the talk show host Montel Williams at the time.”

Frequent denials like that belied the record that was publicly scrutinized during their relationship, including by the Los Angeles Times that had reported in 1994, “Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, continuing his rush to hand out patronage jobs while he retains his powerful post, has given high-paying appointments to his former law associate and a former Alameda County prosecutor who is Brown’s frequent companion.”

“Brown, exercising his power even as his speakership seems near an end, named attorney Kamala Harris to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a job that pays $72,000 a year,” stated the Times. “Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend.”

She was also appointed by Brown to California’s Unemployment Insurance Appeal’s Board that reaped a $97,088 annual salary before getting dumped by the politician when he went on to win his mayoral election.

Brown’s admission in 2019 to his relationship with Harris during her DOA presidential campaign only further served to highlight the culture of corruption that had summarily tarnished the Golden State as he recalled in his piece, “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” how he, “certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.”

As recently covered, Newsom, another leftist favorite to succeed Biden as the head of the ticket, came with his own pile of sordid baggage, including alcohol abuse, a relationship with a teenage girl, and an admitted extra-marital affair with his best friend’s wife.

In an Independence Day post, former President Donald Trump took aim at Harris and said in part, “Respects to our potentially new Democrat Challenger, Laffin’ Kamala Harris.”

“She did poorly in the Democrat Nominating process, starting out at Number Two, and ending up defeated and dropping out, even before getting to Iowa, but that doesn’t mean she’s not a ‘highly talented’ politician! Just ask her Mentor, the Great Willie Brown of San Francisco.”

Kevin Haggerty

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