The Right Coast

February 26, 2005
Jerry Brown
By Maimon Schwarzschild

Mayor Jerry Brown now has his own blog. So far he has defended Oakland's curfew for prison parolees, and he has posted about Hunter Thompson and (of course) about blogging.

Brown used to do a radio call-in program, I remember, when he was Governor in the late 1970s. I lived in San Francisco then, and I sometimes listened in. I was impressed. Brown fielded all questions in an unconventionally intelligent and uncondescending way. He was especially good at making something worthwhile of the silly and the inarticulate questions.

He's an unusual politician, with a streak of curiosity and, sometimes at least, an analytic turn of mind. He's not such a bad advertisement for Jesuit education. Keep an eye on his blog.