This I wouldn't have expected: Newt Gingrich saying Mayor Gavin Newsom's new book is one every conservative should read & learn from #CPAC13—
Glen Asbury (@glenasbury) March 16, 2013
Newt plugs Gavin Newsom's book, "Citizenville." Yes, that Gavin Newsom.—
Brian Hughes (@BrianHughesDC) March 16, 2013
On Saturday morning, Newt Gingrich, ever the professor, assigned some reading to the CPAC audience: “Citizenville” by lefty California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.
Um. Newt recommends all conservatives read the new book by…Gavin Newsom?—
Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) March 16, 2013
Newt says we need to read
Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government by Gavin Newsom—
ComfyPaws™ (@ComfyPaws) March 16, 2013
This isn’t the first time Gingrich plugged Newsom’s book. Earlier this week he recommended “Citizenville” on the Gingrich Productions website, calling it a “blueprint for the Republican Party.”
Amazingly, the best recent outline for how to replace a lot of centralized bureaucracy with a decentralized civil society is written by a Democrat.
Every Conservative should read California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Citizenville, a new book packed with ideas for using technology to empower citizens to reclaim the functions of government from the bureaucratic state.
I disagree deeply with Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, on many social issues. But Republicans won’t find much objectionable in his new book.
The publisher loved the endorsement.
Update: Here’s the video of Gingrich at CPAC.