Neel Kashkari, California's GOP Nominee for Governor, Gives Homelessness a Spin: VIDEO

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Another homeless nutcicle on the street or California's next governor?

The last time we told you about Neel Kashkari, the Republican nominee for governor out of Irvine was marching in a gay pride parade. Now, the investment banker and former U.S. Treasury Department official says he spent a week on the streets acting as if he was homeless.

Call us when you're crossing the border with those children and we swear we'll come out and shoot it, Neel.

Neel Kashkari Lets His Rainbow Flag Fly

The fruits of Kashkari's ... OK, stunt is too harsh. How about forced enlightenment? ... Starting over: The fruits of Kashkari's forced enlightenment are revealed in this video:

Kashkari says he took a Greyhound bus from Los Angeles to Fresno with $40 in his pocket, a change of clothing in his backpack and a sleeping bag with only one goal: find a job.

Spoiler alert: He didn't get the job--and by job we mean governor of California.

The Jerry Brown campaign calls the video bizarre, and a filmmaker who recently shot a documentary wonders why Kashkari chose Fresno over the most homeless home of the homeless, Skid Row in Los Angeles.

On the bright side, no maids were impregnated during the making of the video.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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YoureNoHelp
YoureNoHelp

I’m STILL INCREDULOUS that folks would believe a Goldman-Sachs and TARP alumnus would suddenly have an ephiphany and switch sides to work FOR THE PEOPLE but without ANY TRACK RECORD OF THAT!  A clever marketing campaign and a variety of wrappers, can't help a product that has no nutritional value.

michael1398
michael1398

Most people in Southern California probably assume the Central Valley is where Moon Unit Zappa comes from. They have no idea about this vast region where most of the world's food has come from - until disastrous water policies have brought dustbowl like conditions and have created an unemployment rate rivaling a third world nation. Economic conditions in this diverse region are abysmal and much of it can be thrown at the feet of Jerry Brown and the Democratic legislature, as well as Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, etc. Kashkari shows first hands the results of these policies, a whole region bigger than almost all the states in the US where people want to work but can't because business has been decimated for no good reason. 


Jerry Brown wants to spend billions on a bullet train that goes nowhere. Yet, the state has not built water storage in our agricultural regions for decades. We'd be better off to spend that train money on our water issues and get people working again.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@michael1398 Are you talking about the policies that recreational and commercial fishermen say are vital to protecting those CA industries?

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