Times Endorses Newsom in Lt. Gov.'s Race (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Hahn canceled her subscription to the Times.
"I don't want the L.A. Times on my doorstep ever again," she said.
The editorial concedes that Hahn knows the job, but they're not so comfortable with the idea that she would be a heartbeat away from the governor's office.
The Times endorsed newly confirmed Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado on the Republican side.
Newsom, for all his cockiness, is a dynamic leader -- one who is more suited than Hahn to guide the state, and one who in the meantime is more likely to use the platform of his position in a creative and constructive fashion, even if he's not currently an expert on the duties of the state Lands Commission. California needs Newsom's combination of brashness and smarts.