Sonicfrog and I seem to have reached similar conclusions about our governor, he from the Central Valley, I from the LA Basin. We have both been impressed with this Democrat’s willingness to cut the state budget, even standing up to the spendthrifts in his own party, yet remain concerned about his reluctance to take on public employee unions. Not to mention his support of what Joel Kotkin has called, California’s Green Jihad.
Considering the “The Enigma That Is Jerry Brown,” Sonic writes,
Every time [the governor] does something that goes against the partisan grain, I want to stand up and applaud. See the veto of the union / Democrat sponsored card check bill, a corrupt gimme to the union lackeys, and the veto of the sham budget… OK, the first one anyway. I begin to think that, yeah, I think he kind of gets it now. I start getting comfortable with the idea that, yeah, maybe he’s no longer the “Governor Moonbeam” we all were so comfortable criticizing. Maybe he has changed and is going to be more respectable, more like his Dad.
Jeez! I’m starting to get whip-lash!
Indeed. Read the whole thing.