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Jerry Brown Called ‘Trailblazer’ In New Biography

Aired 5/6/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Author Chuck McFadden, is a veteran Associated Press reporter based out of Sacramento. His biography of Governor Brown is called "Trailblazer."

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"Trailblazer, A Biography of Jerry Brown," by veteran Associated Press political reporter Chuck McFadden, is the first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years.

Before Jerry Brown was elected governor the second time around in 2010, pundits were writing that California had become ungovernable.

The passage of Proposition 30 last November, known in the press as the Governor's tax initiative, is seen as a major victory for Governor Jerry Brown. A new biography that covers the victories, defeats and eccentricities of California's chief executive is out this week.

"Trailblazer," written by veteran Associated Press political reporter Chuck McFadden, is the first biography of California's governor in more than 30 years.

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Avatar for user 'CaliforniaDefender'

CaliforniaDefender | May 6, 2013 at 2:59 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

If by "trailblazer" they mean leaving a trail of burning destruction, I agree.

The people who elected Brown the first time have since left California or are too poor or too old to care anymore.

The fools that elected him again just don't know who he is other than a slick talking Democrat who promises to magically fix everything...if you just give more money...and a little more...and a little more...

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JeanMarc | May 6, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

Charging ahead with the high speed rail, the most idiotic idea in the history of America.

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CaliforniaDefender | May 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

I looked into the author's background and he served as assistant to Wilson Riles, CA's Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 1970's under Jerry Brown. Interesting.

Wilson Riles started California's long educational decline taking us from world class to mediocre. Another "trailblazer" indeed.

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