Jerry Brown, Pat Brown, Patas Jerry discussed on Forum

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And so Joe would say I was the youngest person in Pat Brown ministration and the oldest person in Jerry Brown's ministration. And we would all laugh and be proud that he had served both Brown. Your uncle is in the book. Yes. Because there's some great correspondence between him and Pat Brown and also he did a really wonderful oral history. I mean, there's a lot of the book is drawn from documents and archives at the Bancroft library, and and your uncle did a really terrific oral history. And he tells a great anecdote about helping in Jerry's nine hundred seventy four campaign and being in a bar in Palo Alto in your uncles was one of the few people from the Pat Brown sort of group who made that transition. There were not a lot of them. So I was very interested in him. And he tells his story about being in a bar in Palo Alto at during the campaign and Jerry says to him like, why are you supporting me because it was a very hotly contested primary with three much better established Democrats running, and he says first of all, I know your father, and I like your father, you know, second. I like what you stand for and third you're gonna win. Very practicing. Yeah. And he became he made him. Jeremy him finance chairman further her northern California, Jenny thanks so much for for that memory. And Jerry Brown as governor surrounded himself, the first time, especially with a lot of interesting minds people he found to be stimulating but creative thinkers, but who didn't necessarily know the issues and the policies around agencies that he put them in charge of right, right? And he did that very deliberately because he wanted to shake things up. So being an outsider was in was an advantage and three if you look at the world of the the environmental realm, for example, where he brought people in put them in charge of agencies that they had as advocates been attacking before. So it was President Trump will yes in the reverse. But you know, empowering people to try to make government do some of the things that they had been pressuring it to do from the outside. They had Pat Brown and Jerry Brown. I think it's fair to say complicated relationship. They were very different people that relationship, I think evolved as time went by. But how would you describe that that father son relationships again that sort of talking to people who knew them for a long time, and who grew up with Jerry. And so new Patas Jerry's dad, I think that sense from them those who've known in the longest he said, it was in many ways, really typical father son relationship. I mean, what father and son don't have complicated relationships, and particularly if you're going into the same line of work. So they were had this sort of common core beliefs and a lot of ways and yet we're so different in personality in some ways in philosophy. We were talking a moment ago about Jerry Brown, not being particularly a few sieve or motions person in public. And I wanna play a clip we mentioned that he'd run for president in nineteen ninety two against Bill Clinton. And here he is speaking at the democratic national convention. About his father. And I wanna thank. One other person and is missing his first convention since the depression. A man who beat Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty two and.

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