Brown evidently okayed calling Whitman a “whore”
From the L.A. Times blog (via Hot Air), based on an audio tape of the phone conversation:
With evident frustration, Brown discussed the pressure he was under to refuse to reduce public safety pensions or lose law enforcement endorsements to Whitman. Months earlier, Whitman had agreed to exempt public safety officials from key parts of her pension reform plan.
Paul K. writes:
I have lost interest in whether Meg Whitman wins her gubernatorial race. California, with its lunatic-left state legislature, is pretty much a lost cause. For all the criticism he now takes from the right, Schwarzenegger did try to rein spending, without success. I don’t know how it will be any different with Whitman. It seems to me it is strategically better to leave the state in the hands of the dysfunctional Democrats as it circles the drain. As governor, Whitman would only serve as a scapegoat.LA replies:
I tend to agree. Whitman is one of those mannish, career-woman, pro-abortion RINO types. I posted the item because I found it shocking that Brown participated in such a phone conversation and appeared to assent to the idea of calling her a whore. Other than that, I’ve had no interest in that race.Paul K. writes:
Brown was calling Whitman a whore because he believes that she will strike a deal with the police to protect their pensions in return for their support. If so, she is a whore in the political sense, which is not gender specific.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 10, 2010 08:13 AM | Send