Molly Munger “truth slings” Jerry Brown

Molly Munger “truth slings” Jerry Brown

Oct. 11, 2012

By John Seiler

When good-government types decried “mudslinging” in political campaigns, the late journalist Mike Royko instead cheered what he called “truth slinging.”

That’s why I’m loving the “truth slinging” onslaught by lawyer Molly Brown against Gov. Jerry Brown and his Proposition 30 tax increase. She’s ticked off at him because he dissed her, and her Proposition 38 tax increase. Especially when he connived with the Legislature to put Prop. 30 on the top of the ballot, where voters are more likely to choose “Yea,” while plunking Prop. 38 down near the bottom, where voters are more likely to choose “Nea.”

There’s an old saying that applies to Brown this time out, and to much of his political career: “So smart, so smart — so dumb.” Meaning: you can outsmart yourself. Due to his long experience in California government, going back to when he was a child and his father was getting involved in politics 70 years ago, Brown knows the ins and outs of state government like nobody before or since.

But he’s not too keen on human nature, as in: Don’t tick people off too much. In his classic, “On War,” Sun Tzu even advised, “Don’t cut of your enemy’s path of retreat.” The aim of war, including political war, is victory, not humiliation and annihilation.

Her video follows. Given that I oppose all taxes, I’m happy to see her ad attacking Prop. 30. As the late Jackie Gleason liked to say, “How sweet it is!”

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 09:04

    I LOVE IT…….they are cannibalizing each other!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 09:04

    Both are DOA

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  3. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 11 October, 2012, 09:22

    Molly Munger needs to be taught a lesson for refusing to defer to the CEO of our State. Vote, “Yes” on Prop. 30, and “No” on Prop. 38. JB cares about CA; Munger is a narcissist who cares only about herself.

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  4. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 11 October, 2012, 11:17

    One of the few things that makes politics tolerable is the delight one can experience when watching The Overlords smacking each other down with vicious intensity. I love watching my enemies and exploiters going at each other hammer and tong, tooth and nail. Mutually assured destruction is good in politics because it protects us ordinary folk and delivers well deserved justice to the criminal class of political liars, thieves and swindlers.

    I hope they both get run over by a bus, figuratively and literally.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 October, 2012, 11:18

    CWD POSTING HOG……spare us!

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  6. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 11 October, 2012, 11:34

    “Molly Munger needs to be taught a lesson for refusing to defer to the CEO of our State”.

    SeeNoEvil, what kind if “lesson” did you have in mind. Maybe internment in a concentration camp to help get her mind right? I hear that a few years of hard labor and maggot infested rice does wonders that way. How dare anyone oppose our Dear Fuhrer JerryClown. All hail JerryClown. Sieg Heil to Der Fuhrer.

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  7. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 11 October, 2012, 11:41

    Uhaul said “CWD POSTING HOG……spare us!”

    Apparently, a posting hog is anyone who can complete a sentence and has some familiarity with spelling and punctuation.

    Glad to keep your knickers in a bunch Uhaul, and I hope you continue to squirm in discomfort.

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  8. rockinlinus
    rockinlinus 11 October, 2012, 11:45

    Prop 38 is the only initiative that helps restore funding after $20 billion cut from education over the last four years. CA is currently 47th in the nation in what we spend per pupil. The governor’s budget will make us dead last.

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  9. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 12:21

    Prop 38 is the only initiative that helps restore funding after $20 billion cut from education over the last four years. CA is currently 47th in the nation in what we spend per pupil.
    =

    CA is ranked 26th, BEFORE bond money is included, after bond money is included we spend $30K per student-#1.

    Spending on K-12 has not been “cut”, it is legally IMPOSSIBLE to “cut” K-12 spending, go read Prop 98. 40% of the budget goes to K-12 by law, you cannot “cut” it.

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  10. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 12:25

    Molly Munger needs to be taught a lesson for refusing to defer to the CEO of our State.
    =======================

    LOL…seesaw you are so delusional it is hilarious!!!!

    CA is part of the USA, land of the free. What on earth,makes you think you have the right to “teach someone a lesson” for exercising their PROTECTED 1st Amendment right to petition gov??????????????????

    You should live in China, Cube, N Korea or Iran-somewhere that has a dictatorship/totalitarian gov….you would fit in great 😉

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  11. Bob
    Bob 11 October, 2012, 14:11

    “When good-government types…”

    Good-government? That’s a contradiction in terms.

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  12. Bob
    Bob 11 October, 2012, 14:13

    These DemoNcrats are so money hungry they shred each other over the best way to rob us.

    But it’s great to see them tearing each other apart.

    I love the smell of freshly shredded DemoNcrat in the morning to paraphrase Colonel Kilgore.

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  13. Bob
    Bob 11 October, 2012, 14:16

    SeeSaw says:
    “JB cares about CA”

    That’s hilarious.

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  14. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 15:15

    But it’s great to see them tearing each other apart.

    I love the smell of freshly shredded Democrat in the morning to paraphrase Colonel Kilgore.
    ==
    I CONCUR !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 15:15

    SeeSaw says:
    “JB cares about CA”

    That’s hilarious.
    ==
    Seesaw’s comments can be very entertaining at times, that’s why I love her……

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  16. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 15:38

    Liberal cannibalism is a good spectator sport.

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  17. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 October, 2012, 16:09

    THE POSTING HOG….is way out of bounds….spare us all…it is overwhelming!!!!

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  18. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 October, 2012, 16:28

    Pipe down Teddy!

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  19. Hondo
    Hondo 12 October, 2012, 09:34

    Rex:
    I have to say it looks like you are right and I am wrong. I thought Browns tax increase would pass. But what i didn’t see was the cat fight erupting between the competing tax increases. I thought Munger would cave into Browns plan.
    It looks like Munger is stupid, despite all her education. She is educated to the point of functional illiteracy. By starting a cat fight between the two tax increases, she hurts both of them. We out to give a campaign donation to Molly to make sure she keeps up her attacks.
    You go girl.
    Hondo……..

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  20. Queeg
    Queeg 12 October, 2012, 09:50

    Hondo:

    You’re daff as usual to cagee Jerry’s plan of action. Brown may be an old buzzard, but he is built for the long haul….legislature super majority!

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  21. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 12 October, 2012, 12:49

    By starting a cat fight between the two tax increases, she hurts both of them.
    ==
    I think Munger wants to torpedo Clown’s 30, b/c of the underhanded treatment she was given o 38……. I don’t think she cares if Prop 30 loses, even if 38 loses too, she is pretty PO’d at Clown, and to be honest I don’t blame her. Out of the two Props-they BOTH suck eggs- 38 is far superior b/c the drug spending sailors in Sactown cannot steal the $$$$$.

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  22. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 12 October, 2012, 12:50

    They are BOTH DOA, Prop 30 is losing by 5 points and Prop 38 by over 10.

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  23. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 12 October, 2012, 13:41

    Poodle the Posting Hog:

    What world are you living in these days. Munger is playing with your liittle mind.

    Relax.

    Your truck stop shift starts soon. Perhaps, your gal Big Betty will be working the jiffy lube station to keep you company!

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  24. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 12 October, 2012, 16:03

    Hi teddy- Prop 30 is dead.

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