Jerry Brown: “It’s all a lie”

Stephen Gutowski of has a remarkably candid video clip of a 1992 interview with a former Governor Jerry Brown admitting he had no plan for California; it was all a lie:

Interviewer: You said something a moment ago that I have to follow up on and I have to draw you out on. You said you don’t have to lie anymore now that you’re not a politician. What did you lie about when you were governor?

Jerry Brown: It’s all a lie. You’re pretending there’s a plan…

Interviewer: What did you lie about?

Jerry 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.

Interviewer: You said you had a plan for California and you lied because you didn’t have a plan?

Jerry Brown: 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!

Watch the video here. With just a week to go until the election, Meg Whitman appears to be losing ground in her race for Governor. Whitman is not a natural-born politician but she has invested her hard-earned money in the race with a genuine desire to put California on the path to fiscal sanity. She has demonstrated this leadership as a CEO in the private sector. Brown, when he is being honest, admits most politicians don’t have clue how to make these things happen.  Chris Christie is one notable exception.  Jerry Brown is no Chris Christie.  Why on earth would anyone send him back to elected office, particularly when things are so dire, is beyond me.