Jerry Brown: The Blogging Mayor
They say that once you've run and lost a campaign for President, you become a better politician. Certainly, the guys (and they're almost all guys) who climb the mountain and fall off are - as a group - more direct, more honest, and more willing to speak plainly. Usually, of course, they ride off into the sunset. Sometimes, rarely, they re-emerge in local office...
It's true of former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder who is now the mayor of Richmond, VA. And it's true of former California Governor Jerry Brown, serving now as mayor of Oakland, CA.
Want to see what a successful blogging mayor looks like? Look no further than Mayor Moonbeam:
In Oakland this week, we broke ground for a Whole Foods store in downtown, near auto row. It will be Whole Foods' largest store west of Texas and the first new major grocery store in this part of Oakland in decades.
On the Democrats:
Day Two of the convention, and it's a real bash – on the Governor. Arnold has managed to unite the far-flung tribes of the California Democratic Party.
Oh, and on a more personal note, there's this:
I’ve been absent from the blogosphere, but for a good cause. I got engaged and will be married on the steps of City Hall in June. I also went to Mexico—just south of the border—for R&R.
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