The Independent Republic of California: Home of Richard Nixon, Charles Manson, John Wayne, the Reverend Jim Jones (of Jonestown, Guyana fame), and last but not least, Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown. Diversity, I guess, but talk about extremes . . .
I once walked through the Capitol building in Sacramento. There, amid some pretty traditional portraits of Governors like Ronald Reagan, all the way back to Leland Stanford, all standing in their paneled governors office next to a well appointed leather chair, was the portrait of Jerry Brown:
It stuck out, of course, like a sore thumb and seemed to be a sign of Brown’s disrespect for his brethren governors.