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Opinion: Video expose! Jerry Brown admits he had no master plan the last time he was governor

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Much has been made in recent weeks over the videotaped late-night verbal indiscretions of a certain Republican senatorial candidate from Delaware, who claims to have dabbled in idle witchcraft, communed with a deity and been opposed to a certain private pastime.

Meanwhile, on the left coast, the ubiquitous online provoacteur Andrew Breitbart has uncovered a videotape of a certain Democrat named Jerry Brown, who re-aspires to be governor of the nation’s most populous state. The 72-year-old seeks a third term as governor, 27 years after his first two expired back when the big hit movies were ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’

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Here’s a 1992 videotape of a CNN interview with Brown in which he admits he lied during his first gubernatorial campaign:

‘It’s all a lie,’ Brown says. ‘You’re pretending there’s a plan ....

Frank Sesno: What did you lie about?

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 .... 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!’

Now here’s a recent videotape of Brown and his Republican opponent Meg Whitman describing their plans to right the financially troubled state.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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