Gavin “Gob” Newsom

Kottke has a post today about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom:

By the time he’d finished what I would term a sermon, I wanted to sign up for whatever he was selling at a price no lower than my heart and soul.

I’ll agree that Newsom is an excellent and persuasive speaker and that he has some great ideas. On the other hand, every time I’ve seen him talk, I can’t get over his uncanny resemblance to Will Arnett, best known as Gob Bluth from Arrested Development. It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a physical resemblance, but his voice and mannerisms are similar, too (Apparently, I’m not the only one to have noticed this). It’s really disturbing. I half expect him to come cruising up on a Segway and do a cheesy magic trick. Why looky here