In the California governor race, an 18-year-old interview with Democrat candidate and previous governor Jerry Brown provides a rare glimpse into the cynicism of a leftist career politician. Watch his amazing admission and read the transcript below.
Will California voters really elect an aging leftist ideologue who has admitted that what he promised when voters elected him as governor in 1975 was all a lie? Or will they vote for Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, who plans to turn California around?
The transcript (via The Blast):
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!