Episode #189: Jerry Seeks Donnybrook
We’re still trying to catch our breaths over the drama concerning the Senate health care votes and the return of John McCain, and President Trump’s treatment of his attorney general. But we lead this week’s show with a look at California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is trying to anoint himself as the progressive alternative to Trump. Dan Walters, a longtime columnist for the Sacramento Bee who just moved over to CALMatters, sums up Brown’s career in the 40-plus years since he was elected governor the first time.
All the governors have been rated by Morning Consult, the media, and technology firm — the good and the bad. David Mark and Cameron Easley of Morning Consult dissect their rankings from the very best to the very worst.
Simon Sidi is the creator of Politicon, the annual event in California that combines leaders in the political world with stars of the comedy and entertainment field. The 2017 incarnation of Politicon is this weekend, July 29 and 30, and Sidi tells us what to expect.
And we go back 43 years, to the fateful July 1974 vote of the House Judiciary Committee to impeach President Nixon for crimes committed during the Watergate scandal. Elizabeth Holtzman, a Democrat from New York who at the time was a freshman member of the House, describes what she went through during that historic and troubling period.
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