Thursday, 4 November 2010

The greatest comeback since Lazarus?

An interesting point for me in the U.S. elections was the election as California Governor of Jerry Brown, one of the heroes of my youth. Brown replaced Reagan as Governor and served until 1983. He fought against the oil industry, against capital punishment, appointed the first gay judge, supported environmental causes and Trade Unions and appointed more women and minorities to office than any other previous California governor. In 1977 he sponsored the "first-ever tax incentive for rooftop solar" among many environmental initiatives.

He was the youngest Californian governor and now the oldest. Just shows 'you can't keep a good man down' and a blow against ageism.

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