Jerry Brown May Run for Governor

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Just when you thought Sacto politics might eventually be something other than a bizarre circus, along comes former Oakland mayor and Attorney General Jerry Brown, who all but confirmed Saturday that he might run for governor. Brown set Saturday's Democratic Party convention ablaze when he as much as said he's bored with being attorney general, and he'd rather be doing something more substantive. "I don't do much today but sue people," he said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Hey Jerry, quit knocking lawsuits. They're what makes this country great.

Brown's revelation has spawned consternation among gubernatorial contenders John Garamendi, Steve Westly, and Gavin Newsom, who apparently thinks he's still a rising star and not a blow-dried punchline. They oughtta be worried, since Brown clearly had the best line of the convention, when he called his Sacto successors George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson a couple of "idiots." Mainly because they didn't build enough highways.

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