Jennifer Fearing is the California state director for The Humane Society of the United States. She is very well educated, having received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis. She serves as a lobbyist for HSUS and has an impressive résumé, with years of experience in her field. She’s a busy woman.
As governor of California, Jerry Brown is the state’s highest-ranking elected official. Obviously, he has a very long list of duties and obligations to fulfill. He signs bills into law. He’s a busy man. As such, one might assume that he has precious little time for the necessary, but pedestrian task of walking his corgi, “Sutter Brown.” And, that assumption would be correct. Not to worry, though, because Jennifer Fearing does have time–or, more precisely, has made time–to regularly perform this doggie-duty for the presumably grateful governor. Furthermore, she does so for “free.”
The cozy arrangement–combined with the fact that, during this year’s legislative session, Fearing has managed the enviable feat of getting six-out-of-six bills signed by the governor, including a bill to outlaw lead ammunition for hunting–has many wondering if “the tail is wagging the dog.”