Right now, I take Alvin Greene’s campaign more seriously than Jerry Brown’s:
“‘It’s like Goebbels,’ referring to Hitler’s notorious Minister of Propaganda. ‘Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda. He took control of the whole world. She wants to be president. That’s her ambition, the first woman president. That’s what this is all about.’”
– Doug Sovern, “Run Jerry Run,” KCBS’ Blog, 6/9/10.
Statement from Meg Whitman campaign manager Jillian Hasner in response to Jerry Brown’s remarks comparing Meg Whitman to Nazi minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels:
Just last week, Governor Brown promised he wasn’t going to engage in mudslinging, but now he is comparing Meg Whitman to Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Jerry Brown’s statements comparing our campaign to a propagator of the Holocaust is deeply offensive and entirely unacceptable.
This is all a massive prank designed to get Dana Carvey back on Saturday Night Live, right? This isn’t a real campaign, right?
Oh, Brown really is running? Wow. Sounds like somebody’s been drinking the Kool-Aid. Hey, wait a minute . . .