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My Favorite Moonbeam

Jerry Brown’s third inaugural address, part 1 and 2:

As you can see, Jerry never was a smooth talker.

Reactions to Gov. Jerry Brown’s inaugural address Monday in Sacramento:

“Hopefully the Democrats will listen to him more about spending than they did to me.” – outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“No question, California is far more partisan than when he was governor the first time. But he’s already started early talking to leadership and rank-and-file and trying to get everyone to take ownership … After 60 or 90 days, I think he’ll have a pretty good feel for what kind of budget we need – not what kind of budget we’d like, but what kind of budget we need.” – former Gov. Gray Davis, a Democrat, who was Brown’s chief of staff.


“If the budget is going to be balanced, you have no choice. You either have to produce enough money to keep spending like drunken sailors, or you have to cut back as if you’re almost homeless. And he’s talking about doing both.” – former Assembly speaker and San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.

“The governor’s fired up. He’s clearly reaffirmed what he’d been saying since his election, and that is we’re going to have to sacrifice. There will be serious spending cuts while at the same time, identify the revenues, chart a middle ground. You can’t just do it decimating state services.” – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

“It’s going to be a hard thing for the Democratic party, it’s going to be a hard thing for the labor unions, and not just big business. Just because we have a Democrat in doesn’t mean that our party should feel that its ‘constituency’ is safe from the kinds of reforms that are necessary.” – San Francisco Mayor and Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom.

8 Responses

  1. I’ve always liked him but, don’t really remember the details of why.

  2. Well Jerry, good luck with all that. Some things don’t change: the geography is still awesome—from the oceans, to the deserts, to the mountains and everything in between. The weather is mostly splendid. Sunrise and sunset are “events”. Just keep that in mind and maybe you won’t muck it up any more than it is.

  3. Wow, the most liberal hippie jesuit Governor and the most progressive civil rights Mayor .
    Brown and Newman.
    These two are doers and shakers.
    They both have a lot of spine.

    Watch out. This is going to be very interesting.
    Go Jerry. Go Gavin !
    I have hope again!

  4. he may be one of the true old fashioned democratic liberals in office these days. I also have some hope for Cuomo in NY. I hope they both succeed in their term in office.

  5. If Jerry cannot do it, the country is a banana republic. Too bad this didn’t happen 2 years ago; we could replace the empty suit acting as president.

  6. Jerry’s got a good heart. With problems so enormous, that’s essential. And, thank goodness, experience, for a change.


  7. thanks for the videos..:mrgreen:

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