Déjà vu All Over Again

Brown For Governor Campaign

OAKLAND - As Meg Whitman continues her Schwarzenegger-like bus tour of California's fast food restaurants, Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford released the following statement:

"Meg Whitman likes to tell Californians that she doesn't owe anyone anything, but she owes Governor Schwarzenegger more than she wants to admit.

Outsider who will blow up the boxes? We've heard that before. Running the state more like a business? Check. Bus tour? A familiar tune. Why does so much of the Whitman campaign feel like a rerun? Because it is.

Arnold Schwarzenegger entered California politics with a cadre of the most expensive Republican consultants he could find, and they fed him a divisive agenda that Californians rejected. He had the good sense to send them packing. They have now de-camped to Whitman's headquarters where they are recycling their empty slogans and shrill accusations. Incredibly, Meg Whitman has already spent more than $14 million on Schwarzenegger's old crew.

Schwarzenegger's top strategist Mike Murphy? On the Whitman bus for $90,000 a month. The Governor's former political director, Jeff Randle, is on Whitman's payroll for more than half a million dollars. Schwarzenegger veterans Rob Stutzman, Mitch Zak, John McLaughlin, Stuart Polk, and more than 30 other consultants jumped from Schwarzenegger to Meg Whitman. She even uses the same public speaking coach.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Meg Whitman both say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. On that, we all agree."

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