The Union editor/publisher is starting to sound a lot like me! LOL.
Back on Feb. 11, I observed “Jerry Brown flies for peanuts on Southwest.” I wrote: ” It sends a message — but also gets you close to your constituents.”
Now, lo and behold, the editor/publisher of The Union writes that he admires Jerry Brown’s frugal touch, such as booking a flight on Southwest.
“His message? Sacrifices will be painful and necessary and he’s not saying one thing and doing another,” Jeff Ackerman writes in a political flip flop that won John Kerry fame. (“You have more waffles than a house of pancakes.”)
That’s a switch from the past, when he was excoriated — justly so — for denouncing Brown’s support for removing lead from toys. “I bring this up just in case you wonder why we used to refer to Jerry Brown as ‘Moonbeam.’ It seems he still has that ‘glow’ about him,’ the column said.
A reader responded: “Lead exposure is no laughing matter.”
What’s going on here? Perhaps a realization that his readership is “purple” politically, not red. The county has changed a lot from his cub reporter days.
Filed under: Uncategorized