Once again, as Californians we’re asked to hold our noses and vote. Our choice is between a bitter, egotistical CEO with apparently unlimited personal funds and Governor Moonbeam. Whenever I think of the moniker Governor Moonbeam, it reminds me of the Moonman, Greg Minton. Back in 2004 Greg was a rep for California Gunite. His buddy was the Regional Manager and couldn’t get good help. Greg was sitting down in Scottsdale with his brain melting because it was 108 by 10am. He told me he’d get in 18 holes and end up spending the rest of the day in the house and his mind wasn’t getting any exercise. When his buddy complained that he couldn’t get good help Greg said “I’ll come up and help you.” So my pool was remodeled by the Moonman. Greg got that nickname because instead of buying fast cars and big houses like all the other guys did, he put his money in the bank and drove an F250. He liked to hunt elk up in Idaho, with a bow. Greg is my kind of guy. He zigs while everyone else zags. And they call him the Moonman.
Governor Moonbeam was Mike Royko’s label. He gave it to Brown because he appealed to the young idealistic non-traditional voters. And Jerry zigs while everyone else zags. Royko actually apologized to Brown in 1990 for hanging that albatross around his neck. A lot of politicians have musicians play for their fundraisers now. Jerry dated Linda Ronstadt who was a rock musician back then and she and the Eagles did his fundraisers. Jerry was rock and roll.
Photo from “Just Another Blog (from L.A.)
Meg Whitman has run an ugly, mean spirited campaign. Do I think she would be any less mean-spirited as Governor? No. Do I think she’s out of touch? Absolutely.
Apparently she thinks that she doesn’t need the vote of the teachers, nurses, Teamsters, firefighters, police, State employees, Operating engineers, carpenters… because as a State employee I’m sure going to vote for the person who wants to attack my pension.
And watch this and tell me that Fox is unbiased.
How about Fox thuggery? They are not a news station, they are a propaganda station. The funny thing is that video was posted by a right wingnut. And how about that jackass that says “Atherton is going to have to hire 25 more police officers for this protest”. Honey, Atherton can afford it. Whitman can afford it. The assessed value on her home is $3.193,649. Think it’s probably worth a hell of lot more? The whole country saw that and thinks the CNA is wasting taxpayer’s money by having this supposedly illegal protest in front of Whitman’s Atherton mansion. Two words for you assholes. Fred Phelps. (Wonder if the landscaper has his greencard?)
I don’t know that Jerry is going to get it right. But I know that we’re going to be in a lot worse shape with Whitman. She doesn’t understand what the average California is going through. She’s never been there. She’s worth a gazillion dollars and thrown half of that at this race in order to paint a different picture. I’m not buying it. It’s almost as if she’s running for Benevolent Leader, not Governor.
This story has been on my radar for a while. Since we’re talking unions, in a pissing match between the City of San Jose and the Firefighter’s Union, the union lost. There’s already been problems with response time due to this layoff. Should the union given in a little? Every other union in San Jose did. But be proud, there’s less taxes to pay now. You’ll just have to pull you’re own dumb ass out of a burning building.