Home News Jerry Brown: moonbeam to mainstream News Jerry Brown: moonbeam to mainstream By Politico - January 31, 2011 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Opinion: California is different since his first run as governor. But Jerry Brown has changed, too. Read the rest of the story from Politico. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrintGoogle Related RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Capitol Hillbillies Republicans reach tax deal; vote coming soon FUBAR Trump bet on Moore and lost big-time Capitol Hillbillies Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset 1 COMMENT Brown got the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” because he proposed launching a satellite so all state offices could be connected in a computer data network. Turned out he was right on the need and the cost benefits, but maybe not on the particular implementation. (Of course the DirecTV folks DID launch such satellites and continue to deliver internet connectivity to this day.) It’s easy to mock things your audience doesn’t understand. Humans have done that from the time the first critic put down his opponent for using fire! Comments are closed.