Sunday, October 3, 2010
Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate for California, received the endorsement of three leading state newspapers: the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee.
“For its next governor, California is in dire need of a dynamic and optimistic grownup, one with the personality, perspective and presence to remind voters that theirs is a fabulously wealthy state and not the downward-spiraling mess that national media reports delight in comparing to Greece or Portugal. To a state desperate for leadership, he brings the seen-it-all-before wisdom of a political veteran.”
“Brown’s claim that “If you’re looking for frugality, I’m your man,” is supported by his history. His tightfistedness during his governorship did not make him popular within the Capitol and helped build the $5 billion surplus that led to the tax revolt by Californians who didn’t like the state holding onto more money than it needed.
“Jerry Brown offers a road map for recovery that is much more in tune with California’s values. Brown has also made a compelling case for why he would be a more effective leader than Whitman, which is why The Bee recommends Brown for governor. Jerry Brown – the best pick for Governor.”