Here's the transcript of that interview:
Interviewer: You said something a moment ago that I have to follow up on and I have to draw you out on. You said you don’t have to lie anymore now that you’re not a politician. What did you lie about when you were governor?Jerry Brown: It’s all a lie. You’re pretending there’s a plan…Interviewer: What did you lie about?Jerry Brown: You run for office and the assumption is “Oh, I know what to do”. You don’t. I didn’t have a plan for California. Clinton doesn’t have a plan. Bush doesn’t have a plan.Interviewer: You said you had a plan for California and you lied because you didn’t have a plan?Jerry Brown: You say you’re going to lower taxes, you’re going to put people to work, you’re gonna improve the schools, you’re going to stop crime… crime is up, schools are worse, taxes are higher. I mean be real!
Jerry Brown has to be one of the stupidest politicians on the planet.
After completing two terms as governor of California, he makes a jaw dropping admission on CNN. He never had a plan for California prior to becoming governor in the 1970s and that any plans he claimed he had was a lie. The fact that he makes this admission on the air is politically suicidal, especially 15 years after this interview takes place when he's running for Governor. Clearly, he forgot about this interview when he decided to run.
The thing that amazes me is that Jerry Brown keeps running for some kind of political office. He's made three failed attempts to become President of the United States, became Mayor of Oakland California and elected to the office of the Attorney General of California. When he was running for these political offices, was he lying when he said he had a plan if he became President, Mayor or Attorney General? Meg Whitman's advertisements points out that he didn't have a plan as governor and he doesn't have one now. I would go one step further and say that Jerry Brown has NEVER had a plan for any office he's sought.
The discovery of this interview couldn't be more perfect.
It was only last week that the Rasmussen poll had Jerry Brown ahead against Meg Whitman by 48% to 42%. This put California leaning towards Democrat in the election. However, Rasmussen released a poll yesterday showing that the race is tightening and Meg is eating away at Jerry Brown’s lead. Brown leads by 49% with Meg Whitman moving up with 45%. The results are within the 4% margin of error which means that California is now a toss up state. But with Meg's new advertisement, it will probably convince the undecideds, independents and some democrats to dump him at the ballot box.
She just might be able to win on November 2nd!