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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:45 PM

(Jerry Brown, Calif.) Governor tells lawmakers to 'man up'

Source: SF Chronicle

Republicans may have hoped Gov. Jerry Brown's Friday comments that lawmakers should "man up" and make budget cuts sooner than later would spark an intra-party war over gender sensitivity, but Democratic leaders took the fiery rhetoric in stride, saying it's just part of the eclectic politician's charm.

The response was a far cry from the vitriolic reaction from the left eight years ago, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger mocked lawmakers as "girlie-men" and vowed to "terminate" them at the polls if they did not approve his spending plan.

Brown certainly didn't mince words on KGO radio's Ronn Owens show Friday morning, speaking on a wide range of hot-button issues including immigration, welfare, high speed rail and gambling. But it was his comment that the Legislature "has to man up, make the cuts" that got the most attention.

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The governor has been pushing since January for lawmakers to begin approving his budget cuts - largely to state health and welfare programs - but the Democratically-controlled Legislature has thus far demurred. The legislators say they want to wait until next month, when Brown's administration will release a revised proposal based on tax returns over the past several months.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/13/BA5E1O32DR.DTL



The interview in full will be posted here shortly: http://kgoradio.com/sectional.asp?id=23585

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. I love Jerry Brown.

And he gets a pass on this from me.




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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:09 PM

3. agreed--what you said.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. Budget cuts, yes. Implying that it takes a man to do difficult deeds? We wouldn't be giving

Romney or Limbaugh a pass.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:36 PM

4. Sarah Palin used the 'man up' phrase. Don't remember everyone jumpin' on her

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:40 PM

5. That's cuz we were all wearing our "Big Boy Pants"!

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:04 PM

7. 'Lace panties' from another Repug


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:01 PM

6. Judge Joe Brown uses that phrase every day

And I've personally used it in conversations with my grandson.

I think the use of it by Gov. Brown is entirely appropriate given the circumstances.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:14 PM

8. I have no problem with it when it's used by Progressive Democrats who love women's rights

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