Friday, March 04, 2005

YOU DO REMEMBER JERRY?

You know, Jerry Brown . . . Governor Moonbeam?

Jerry Brown was Governor of California when I was a grad student at USC many years ago and (though he was a Democrat) I supported him. He always displayed a streak of "good old-fashioned, blue-collar, I'm here to work my ass off for you" political appeal. For those who remember, he was considered a strong favorite to become President, but his star faded because it was easy to paint him as a little nuts.

He quietly disappeared from national politics but, after his mid-life crisis, became the mayor of Oakland, California, and is doing his darndest to make it work, almost in the same style and fashion as Rudy Giuliani did in New York.

A few weeks ago, he decided to start publishing his own blog. A couple of days ago, he posted about a protest that, well, you have to read it. It's funny and it points out how Jerry has matured as a politician and seasoned as a leader.

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