Agnos, Art: Moscone's legislative style


Art Agnos: George… The best way to describe him is the way my supervisor once did early on when she was telling me about it. He was a very progressive legislator who had a dashing style. He was George Clooney before George Clooney became who he is. He was this handsome guy who was personable, affable, easy to talk to, and very easy to like who nevertheless would never compromise with any of his ideals or values as a public official who believed in a progressive democratic philosophy. Even when he took on the most vociferous right-wingers in the state legislature, there would never be the kind of animosity and the kind of angry vitriol that we see characterizing too much of politics today in 2010. Never happened when George was in charge.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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