Maureen Dowd’s latest column, posted on 8.15 at 2:30 pm eastern.

Sure, I Dated Kamala Harris…So What?,” posted by former S.F. mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown on 8.11.20: “Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.

“The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A.

A typical politician would try to make things easy and smooth for a former romantic partner. It takes an exceptional, atypical politician to say “if you think I’m going to reciprocate as far as political favors are concerned, you’ve got another think coming.”