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Another look at Tuesday's Whitman-Brown debate

Original post made on Oct 14, 2010

Leaning on crutches, Tom Brokaw hopped into the center of the stage at Dominican University in San Rafael Tuesday night to open the third and final televised gubernatorial debate between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman. Before the cameras began rolling, the newscaster and debate moderator used his broken ankle as a metaphor for the condition of the Golden State.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:12 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Concerned Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Nicky Diaz is an issue manufacturered by Jerry Brown because instead of having better, more compelling ideas about how to fix California; he can only launch personal attacks against Meg. And what's interesting is that he's stated he wouldn't deport Ms. Diaz - meaning he's admitting that as Attorney General he doesn't want to enforce parts of the law he doesn't agree with. Does that mean as Governor, he'd only follow the California state constitution when he agrees with it?

Meg has framed the debate around pension reform, job creation and smaller, better government. How can someone who is financed entirely by unions who has been a career government employee turn around fix the system? That's like putting Dick Cheney in charge of a Haliburton fraud investigation. And where are the specific on his "green jobs" plan - a plan that he himself admits will only address 3% of California's economy?

Additionally, when Mayor of Oakland, Union Brown stated that low-income housing mandates were a "tax on developers," yet as Attorney General he's sued Pleasanton to force us to have low-income housing. Beware the politician who says one thing and then does another.

Posted by Member
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

It is time for Jerry Brown to retire and ride off into the sunset. Brown's campaign obviously manufactured the Nicky Diaz thing as a way to try to derail Meg Whitman. That was dirty politics. Brown's response about that at the debate was pathetic.
I can't think of one good thing that Jerry Brown has done for the state in 40 years.
Give Meg Whitman a chance. She is obviously very bright, articulate, successful, etc. She knows how to get results.

Posted by UNcharted territory
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:34 pm

So Meg charged into UNcharted concept never launched by man or woman. I'd say she did a pretty good job !! SO, she succeeded like most every American would like to do, She did not INHERIT money, she did not MARRYw money, she EARNED it ! did you get rich breaking into a new field !! Go girl ! Oprah isn't the only female to break records....both made Forbes 400...takes special people to be that accomplished !

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I'm going with Brown, mainly, but not exclusively, because he won't give in to the police union on pensions. We share a border with Mexico, and people have been crossing it for generations - nothing new there. Pensions, on the other hand, have gotten way out of hand and are doing tangible damage to our fiscal health at the city, county and state levels.

This problem needs fixing first.

Posted by Dark Helmet
a resident of another community
on Oct 20, 2010 at 11:24 am

Being lied to for 9 years and having been made to look like a fool and all any one cares about is the liar rather than the one who is at fault. The lady deserved to be fired, all property confiscated and deported that day.

Guess what, Mexico is a place, not a race. There are legal ways to come here, use them and be a part of America, not a parasite criminal.

Posted by Gary Schwaegerle
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Gary Schwaegerle is a registered user.

We must be Grateful to Meg; many are saying she will not Win. So let us say "Thank You very much for providing her portion $162 million dollar "Stimulus Package" contribution to "The Kalifornia Economy" For those that work in Political campaigning, Media, printing, air time, photographers, News People, Fuel, tires, Restaurants, Motels & more. "THANK YOU! Meg Whitman for Giving Back to California where Dreams can Come True!" Sincerely, Gary Schwaegerle

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