Monday, December 2, 2013

Jerry Brown followed to events, heckled by California environmentalists over fracking - Capitol and California - The Sacramento Bee

It is refreshing to see some difference of opinion in the political sphere. This is especially true when it happens at the extremes of the political continuum. Click title for link. Here is something from the article.
Yet Pitney [Jack Pitney, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College] said there is no political pressure on Brown to bend to the environmentalists’ concerns. If anything, the criticism may make Brown more appealing to moderate Democrats and independent voters, Pitney said.
“There are probably people out there who are thinking, ‘Well, if the environmentalist wackos are mad at him, he must be doing something right,’” Pitney said. “It feeds into the narrative of [Governor] Jerry Brown as the wise adult staying the hand of the hard left.”