Gov. Jerry Brown welcomed Florida's governor to the Golden State on Monday with a zinger of a reaction to the fact that the trip is designed to lure businesses to pack up and move east.
Brown's letter to Gov. Rick Scott was billed as a plea for the Florida Republican to get engaged on the issue of climate change. But he also made it clear that he sees nothing wrong with California's economic health these days.
"Rick," wrote Brown, "a fact you'd like to ignore: California is the 7th largest economic power in the world. We're competing with nations like Brazil and France, not states like Florida."