Read all about it, below.
But first, here’s the very latest, from this afternoon – it appears as if the Message of the Day is that Meg = Arnold.
“As Meg Whitman continues her Schwarzenegger-like bus tour of California’s fast food restaurants, Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford released the following statement:
“Meg Whitman likes to tell Californians that she doesn’t owe anyone anything, but she owes Governor Schwarzenegger more than she wants to admit.
Outsider who will blow up the boxes? We’ve heard that before. Running the state more like a business? Check. Bus tour? A familiar tune. Why does so much of the Whitman campaign feel like a rerun? Because it is.
Arnold Schwarzenegger entered California politics with a cadre of the most expensive Republican consultants he could find, and they fed him a divisive agenda that Californians rejected. He had the good sense to send them packing. They have now de-camped to Whitman’s headquarters where they are recycling their empty slogans and shrill accusations. Incredibly, Meg Whitman has already spent more than $14 million on Schwarzenegger’s old crew.
Schwarzenegger’s top strategist Mike Murphy? On the Whitman bus for $90,000 a month. The Governor’s former political director, Jeff Randle, is on Whitman’s payroll for more than half a million dollars. Schwarzenegger veterans Rob Stutzman, Mitch Zak, John McLaughlin, Stuart Polk, and more than 30 other consultants jumped from Schwarzenegger to Meg Whitman. She even uses the same public speaking coach.
Governor Schwarzenegger and Meg Whitman both say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. On that, we all agree.”
O.K. then. Now, here’s this morning’s presser:
After introductions from Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Senator Leland Yee, up came Congressman “Big Mike” Honda as Board of Supervisors President David Chiu looked on:
Jerry was on. (And actually, Jerry on a rare off day > Meg on her best day.) JB always has situational awareness, he’s always knows what’s going on.
This morning’s mise-en-scene in Japantown / Upper Fillmore, with, among others, youthful Mayor of Campbell, CA Evan Low, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee, and San Francisco Assessor Phil Ting:
And of course CBS5’s Joe Vazquez was on the scene to pepper Jerry with a question or two:
And look, it’s Joe “Shaky Hands” Garofoli on the scene with a Flip-cam to catch any possible Mayhill Fowler-style gaffes.
There weren’t any today, so it looks like smooth sailing ’til November 2.
This will all be over soon…
“Given Brown’s record and commitment, Asian Pacific Islander leaders across California have endorsed his candidacy. This includes Congressional members Mike Honda, Doris Matsui and Judy Chu, State Controller John Chiang, State Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, Former Acting Lt. Governor Mona Pasquil, California Democratic Legislative Caucus members: Senators Carol Liu and Leland Yee, Assembly Members: Mike Eng, Paul Fong, Warren Furutani, Mary Hayashi, Ted Lieu, Fiona Ma, Alberto Torrico and Mariko Yamada.
Jerry Brown is also supported by San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Campbell Mayor Evan Low, Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga, Monterey Park Mayor Anthony Wong, Cupertino Vice Mayor Gilbert Wong, Union City Council Member Manny Fernandez, Colma City Council Member Joanne Del Rosario, Alhambra Unified School District Member Bob Gin, Philippine News President Francis Espiritu, CEO of Megatoys Charlie Woo, Former Deputy State Superintendent of Instruction Henry Der, Former Appointment Secretary Michael Yamaki, Little Tokyo Service Center Executive Director Bill Watanabe, Former Milpitas Mayor Henry Manayan, Former Palo Alto Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto, longtime API community leader Maeley Tom, Civil Rights attorney Dale Minami, Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center, Paul Osaki, Former US Civil Rights Attorney Yvonne Lee, and many other leaders.”
All the deets, after the jump.