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10/6/2010

L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor

Filed under: 2010 Election,Politics — Jack Dunphy @ 10:53 pm

[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

The L.A. Times reports on the endorsement.

“Jerry Brown has championed the rights of crime victims, toughened criminal penalties and developed innovative crime-fighting technologies,” Baca said in the statement. “Jerry Brown has always stood with me and my deputies and I am proud to stand with him in his campaign for governor.”

Sheriff Baca, don’t look for too many of your deputies, or for any other cops for that matter, to be standing anywhere near you and Jerry Brown. Some of us remember that Brown, during his previous stint as governor, inflicted Rose Bird on us. Recall that Bird, as chief justice of the California Supreme Court, voted to overturn every single death penalty case that came before her, including some involving cop killers. Thus did she become the first chief justice to be tossed out of office by the voters, who did so by a 2-1 margin. What kind of judicial appointments might we expect from a new incarnation of Governor Brown?

–Jack Dunphy

21 Responses to “L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor”

  1. And Brown also brought us such legal luminaries of Chief Justice Rose Bird and Justices Reynoso and Grodin. I can only assume that Baca has a knowledge of California history that only goes back 24 minutes and not 24 years.

    Pt Patterson (56dc55)

  2. Sorry that should have read, “…along with such legal luminaries as Justices Reynoso and Grodin.” Rose Bird should have been omitted from the sentence. Didn’t edit before hitting submit.

    Pt Patterson (56dc55)

  3. i believe that the good sheriff has been misspelling his name all these years….

    he should be known as Lee Baka.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  4. Egads Sheriff Baca also endorses Xenu? Makes Rose Bird seem benign.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUBDFbCMLZw

    dudeabides (92beba)

  5. That is ‘acting stupidly’ under any conditions

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  6. Wonder how much Baca got paid for that one? Way to alienate all your subordinates! What. A. Fool!

    PatriotRider (17f47b)

  7. You should forward that chart of union support to a national mag. Weekly Standard or something. All that special interest money to Jerry Brown… looks pretty stark in pictorial form.

    This endorsement is not surprising.

    Vermont Neighbor (157401)

  8. The endorsements from the police chiefs works the same way. They are all politicians and stick together.

    Mike K (568408)

  9. Lemme fix it ….

    “Jerry Brown has championed the rights of crime victims, toughened criminal penalties and developed innovative crime-fighting technologies of us civil servants to get crazy ass great raises and incredible fringe benefit while the rest of the private sector gets raman noodles and higher taxes,” Baca said in the statement. “Jerry Brown has always stood with me and my deputies and with extremely early retirement packages on disability so we can live the life of leisure at 45 which is why I am proud ecstatic to stand with him in his campaign for governor and donate tons of union dues to support his campaign.”

    Sycophantshateme (4f78d0)

  10. this Baca whore’s pension still ain’t getting any fresher

    happyfeet (a55ba0)

  11. Take a look at Brown’s book titled “Dialogues”. And no, it was not penned in the 70’s…it was written in the mid 90’s…
    See just who he was interviewing in his “We the People” days just before becoming mayor of Oakland (and failing miserably in his attempt to rebrand himself as the next Giuliani).
    Brown will be whatever he has to be do gain any office. No core values.
    He also named a guy as his “Director of sustainability” that founded the Rainforest Action Network (WTO 99), and who appears to have signed the same 911 truther proclamation that Van Jones did.
    Shame on these Police Chiefs and Sheriffs…how about NO endorsements whatsoever.
    All about union pensions.

    Andrew (6257e5)

  12. Kind of gets negated by the fact that the Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is running for AG as a Republican and has endorsed Whtiman. Since the DA’s office has run a lot smoother since Cooley won the office following the OJ follies and other bumblings, while Baca has been a bit on the ‘eccentric’ side, my guess is it’s a law enforcement wash as far as SoCal endorsements go.

    John (e3fdad)

  13. I lived (if you can call it that) in California during Governor Moonbeam’s 2 terms of office (I keep asking if he’s even eligible to run for governor again and nobody seems willing to respond to the question) and all I can say is: “California – if you elect this idiot to the governor’s mansion, you are going to be even sorrier and more laughable than you currently are!” He’s a sanctimonious pipsqueak on his best day!

    Gayle Miller (d14034)

  14. The mention of Rose Bird brought back memories. In the end, the electorate rejected her very firmly, but even her opponents acknowledged her as a person of courage and conviction. A remarkable individual.

    Angeleno (196ff8)

  15. Yes. A great reminder (especially for today’s cops) as to why elections have consequences…beyond taxation, social and foriegn policy etc.
    It’s the judges.

    Andrew (6257e5)

  16. If you look hard enough I’m sure you will find that Baca endorsed Wittman as well. He endorses everyone who runs. He doesn’t want anyone to dislike him.
    He endorsed every candidate for judge in the last election even when they were running against each other.

    MOG (7d2a2c)

  17. I keep asking if he’s even eligible to run for governor again and nobody seems willing to respond to the question.

    I keep asking if he’s even eligible to run for governor again and nobody seems willing to respond to the question.

    The answer to that seems to be: “Yes”.

    Term limits were added to the California Constitution by Proposition 140, passed in 1990. Article 5 Section 12, as amended by Proposition 140, says:

    No Governor may serve more than 2 terms.

    That would seem to say ‘no’.

    But the Official Title and Summary of Proposition 140 said: “Persons elected or appointed after November 5, 1990, holding offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, … and State Senators, limited to two terms; members of the Assembly limited to three terms.”

    (See here, page 68).

    Furthermore, Section 10 of the proposition added Article 20, Section 7 to the state Constitution, which says:

    The limitations on the number of terms prescribed by Section 2 of Article IV, Sections 2 and 11 of Article V, Section 2 of Article IX, and Section 17 of Article XIII apply only to terms to which persons are elected or appointed on or after November 6, 1990, except that an incumbent Senator whose office is not on the ballot for the general election on that date may serve only one additional term.

    The state Supreme Court appears to have interpreted it in Legislature v Eu, 54 Cal.3d 492, 501, as:

    Persons elected or appointed on or after November 6, 1990, to the office of Governor (Cal. Const., art. V, § 2), Lieutenant Governor ( id., § 11), Attorney General ( ibid.), Controller ( ibid.), Secretary of State ( ibid.), Treasurer ( ibid.), Superintendent of Public Instruction ( id., art. IX, § 2), or to the State Board of Equalization ( id., art. XIII, § 17), or the state Senate ( id., art. IV, § 2, subd. (a)), are limited to two terms.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  18. Section 12

    Erm. I meant Article 5, Section 2.

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  19. Baca. Yuk. As if I needed another reason to NOT vote for Brown.

    lasue (ed9852)

  20. A Baca link to this scientology related arrest?

    Sheesh, I’m happy not to be living in California any longer…

    SPQR (26be8b)


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