Skip to comments.Bill Clinton touts Brown, Newsom in speech at San Jose State
Posted on 10/18/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT by SmithL
Touting education and job creation through green technology, former President Bill Clinton on Sunday night told San Jose State students they will bear some of the responsibility if Democrats lose their control of the House and the Senate on Election Day.
"There's a reason people think that the Democrats are going to lose these houses," Clinton said. "The reason is you."
So Clinton urged the enthusiastic crowd of 5,000 -- most of them students -- to tweet, text and e-mail their networks of friends to vote Democratic on Nov. 2.
Clinton came to San Jose to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is running for lieutenant governor.
Clinton trumpeted Brown's past achievements, praised his values and lambasted those of Republicans.
Clinton derided GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman's plan to repeal the capital-gains tax in California, calling it a move that would benefit only the wealthy.
Speaking about himself and Brown, Clinton said, "We were raised to believe if you were fortunate, you were supposed to give back to your community."
Newsom, who introduced Brown, railed against tuition increases at state universities and against Proposition 23, which would suspend California's 2006 law putting a cap on greenhouse-gas emissions.
"Don't listen to the naysayers," Newsom said. "Don't let them tell you we can't lead the way in this new green economy."
Brown, the attorney general, introduced Clinton, noting that the former president "took a lot of crap from a lot of people."
Brown then acknowledged: "Yeah, I did a little myself."
The two have had a tense relationship dating back to 1992,
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“Speaking about himself and Brown, Clinton said, ‘We were raised to believe if you were fortunate, you were supposed to give back to your community.’”
Sure, Bill, sure.
Politics sure has strange bedfellows. Didn’t Brown have issues with Bill in the past?
Slick Willie lining up California for Hillary 2012.
It says something not so flattering about our country that this low life creep has a 60% favorability rating in national polls such to give him enough political cache to be able to campaign for Democrats. Have people so soon forgotten Clinton’s deranged behavior in the 2008 campaign, even if they’ve so soon forgiven and forgotten his deranged frat boy behaviors in the White House? What the hell is wrong with this country?
A trifecta of sliminess...