Did Joe just name his successor?

President Joe Biden gave rave reviews to his potential understudy California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the APEC summit Wednesday – praising his abilities and saying he has what it takes to do his own job. ‘I want to thank him. He’s been one hell of a governor, man,’ Biden told gathered Asia Pacific leaders, after Newsom warmed up the crowd with lively and fluid remarks where he praised his state’s diversity. ‘Matter of fact he can be anything he wants – he could have the job I’m lookin’ for,’ Biden said amid his own reelection campaign.

Newsom has become a top surrogate for Biden’s campaign, and helped him haul in an estimated $3 million at a San Francisco fundraiser Tuesday night. The president made the comments at the APEC gathering on Wednesday. Daily Mail

We will be covering Gavin in some detail soon. For now, enjoy Branco’s recent cartoon.

A F Branco: Greasy Rider