Given the historic enmity between California Governor Jerry Brown and former President Bill Clinton, it is ironic that Brown may have written the political playbook for Hillary Clinton in her possible 2016 presidential bid.
During the Democrats’ nasty 1992 presidential primaries, Clinton and Brown clashed –and clashed over Hillary Clinton — in increasingly heated exchanges. In a one fiery Illinois primary debate, Brown jabbed his finger at Clinton and accused the Arkansas governor of “funneling money to his wife’s law firm for state business.”
Clinton jabbed back and angrily responded, “I don’t care what you say about me, but you ought to be ashamed of yourself for jumpin’ on my wife. You’re not worth bein’ on the same platform as my wife.”
Both Brown and Hillary Clinton have been political players for a long while now and both were highly polarizing figures when they first gained the political spotlight. Remember “Governor Moonbeam?” And first lady Hillary Clinton’s failed attempt to reform healthcare without listening to health care professionals?