Thursday, June 01, 2006

Oakland Über Alles

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles and never frowns
Soon I will be presidentÂ…

Jerry never made it to the White House, but he did get a swell loft in downtown Oakland, in lieu of the Mayor's mansion. He's far too sensitive to the plight of the working man and woman to hole up in a mansion. He and his wife, former chief counsel for GAP Anne Gust, live near downtown Oakland, at the former Sears Roebuck Building, with their black labrador, Dharma.

I will be Führer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school...

Jerry has created the Oakland Military Academy; a charter school with his personal blessing and encouragement. He convinced us all to turn Oakland's mayor from "weak" to "strong" with one initiative. It's hard to imagine this guy is the same "Governor Moonbeam" that used to date Linda Rondstadt. He is the one who, as Governor of California, amassed a huge surplus in state coffers that led to the infamous tax rebellion, the Jarvis Gann initiative, (proposition 13) which halteincreaseses in property taxes for both homeowners and corporations that held on to their property. Blessing or curse? I suppose it depends on whether you're trying to buy or sell your house this year.
Now Jerry wants our vote to become Attorney General of California. It's frightening and just a little fascinating to imagine what he might morph into next. Maybe he had it right last September when he said, "It doesn't matter what I say as long as I sound different from other politicians.'"

You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with Attorney General Brown
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California
-"CALIFORNIA ÜBER ALLES" - The Dead Kennedys

1 comment:

PJ said...

Just as in FYI people that live in the building say they never see Jerry. He is only there on paper.