Now that Jerry Brown is a real candidate, perhaps it is time to look back at his first two terms. While Whitman paints Brown as a wild-eyed hippy wanting to spend like crazy, let’s take a look back into time. 1974 to be exact. Check out the footage, the relevant clip begins at 1:03.
People always say money. Give us more resources, give us more planning, more experts. Well, I would only say, the Viet Nam War. The other side had less resources, less planning, less experts, less PhDs, and they won.
Now, I think most historians would point out that the North Vietnamese had more local experts, more knowledge of the situation on the ground, but well, they did have less PhDs.
But the point remains. In 1974, Governor Jerry Brown argued for exactly what candidate Meg Whitman is arguing for today. If all she has to offer are statements that Jerry Brown has been making for 35 years, then why exactly should we go with the unknown.
The fact is that Whitman is entirely unprepared for the job. When she gets a tough question from a reporter, she runs away. She says she wants to “run the state like a corporation.” But what does that mean? That Meg Whitman wants to eliminate labor laws? Or maybe that we all should be putting millions of $$ into our avocations.
Perhaps Meg should get some ideas of her own some time, and this time perhaps she could actually have a clue as to what the ideas mean.