Saturday, November 13, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1370, Nov. 13th, 2010



This week we continued to chew over Campaign 2010. I had an opportunity to speak to a colleague in California and we had quite a conversation about the new Governor.
Q: What’s old is new, I guess in your state?
A: Yes you are right. Jerry Brown has come full circle. I live in Oakland and he ran the city pretty well even though there were some doubters.
Q: Why did they doubt him?
A: Because they thought he was just running for the job. To be someone again. But he did a good job here.
Q: He ran against Meg Whitman. Did the fact that she spent so much money hurt or help?
A: I actually think it hurt. She came across as someone who was too corporate.
Q: But if she spent her own money that would make her theoretically incorruptible right?
A: True but not necessarily competent. And what we need here is competence.
Q: Can Governor Moonbeam provide that?
A: Hey hey that was thirty years ago. Look, I think he can. California is a mess. People are actually moving out of the state to find work.
Q: Kind of a “Grapes of Wrath” in reverse?
A: Hey man, you always got to get your man Steinbeck in there don’t you?
Q: Yep.
A: Well look, Brown had the experience and that’s what we need.
Q: Gray Davis had experience but you ran him out of the Governor’s chair?
A: Yeah but he’s not Jerry.
Q: How do people feel Arnold Schwarzenegger did?
A: Oka, y but people tend to be a little more subdued about him. He tried but he couldn’t knock heads together.
Q: Will Brown be a puppet of the unions in California?
A: I don’t think so, sure they supported him but I think Jerry is at that age where he has no more ambitions except to do a good job.
Q: He ran for President in ’92, carried Luzerne County here too? Did you know that?
A: No I did not. I’m confident Jerry was the better choice.
Q: And if he disappoints?
A: Hey man, we got recall ya know?
Q: I know, I’m sure Jerry knows too.
A: Yep.


At 6:47 AM, Anonymous Your Friend and Political Sparring Partner said...

As a republican the one thing I liked about Jerry Brown was the flat tax plus a value added tax to replace progressive income tax and he opposed NAFTA. He was ahead of his time on these two. So as much as I didn't like the moonbeam persona he was considerable more conservative than perceived. And Linda R. was quite a little hottie in the day. Would have been nice to have a first lady that could wear hot pants instead of the not so attractive ones we have had since Jackie-O, who wasn't all that anyway


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