In January, Gov. Gavin Newsom described himself as an unhappy elementary school student

“I couldn't read, and I was looking for any way to ditch classes. I’d fake stomachaches and dizziness."

In 2007, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Newsom drunkenly showing up to a hospital after a police officer was killed. “He was very, very emotional, almost to tears — asking how this could have happened,” one witness said. “He was hugging people — maybe a little too long for comfort — and kissing them on the head.”

And who could forget Newsom’s affair with one of his secretaries, who was also the wife of his top aide and campaign manager, Alex Tourk. Amid the fallout, Newsom said he would seek treatment for his alcohol problem. “My problems with alcohol are not an excuse for my personal lapses in judgment,” he said. “Upon reflection with friends and family this weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I will be a better person without alcohol in my life.”

In 2018, though, Newsom admitted he never went to treatment. “No, there’s no rehab. I just stopped,” he said, according to the Sacramento Bee. “There was no treatment, no nothing related to any of that stuff. I stopped because I thought it was a good thing to stop.”

"I’m a 960 SAT kid" 

Gavin Newsom