Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Loss for Words

Normally, after a gubernatorial election, a governor gets three chances to announce policies: an inaugural address, the state of the state address, and the unveiling of the budget - all in early January.  Given the current UC tuition controversy, the budget unveiling will definitely have the governor's response but the other two could contain hints.  However, it appears the governor is at a loss for words - Latin or otherwise - this time around and will combine the first two into one speech:

The governor’s office said Monday that Brown’s inaugural speech on Jan. 5 will also serve as his State of the State address. He will deliver it at 10 a.m. in the Assembly chambers...

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There is a contrast with his inaugural ceremony in 2011 when the budget crisis he was inheriting was still in bloom and it wasn't clear why anyone would want to be governor:

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