Jerry Brown's bid to run California again
Zen monk Jerry Brown was the youngest man ever sworn in as California governor 35 years ago. Next year, he hopes to become the oldest. He announced his bid for the Golden State's highest office this week. He's trying to thread a tight political needle. "I have an insider's knowledge, but an outsider's mind," he tells NPR.
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There's no question about Brown's experience: He's the son of California political royalty who's been a Buddhist monk, Catholic seminarian; Linda Ronstadt's boyfriend; California's governor, attorney general, and secretary of state; the mayor of Oakland; a talk-radio host; and on the national stage, a three-time Democratic presidential candidate.
LYRICS: "I am Governor Jerry Brown. My aura smiles and never frowns. Soon I will be president. Carter power will soon go away. I will be Fuhrer one day. I will command all of you. Your kids will meditate in school. California Uber Alles. Uber Alles California. Zen fascists will control you, 100 percentnatural. You will jog for the master race and always wear the happy face. Close your eyes, can't happen here. Big Bro' on white horse is near. The hippies won't come back, you say? Mellow out or you will pay. California Uber Alles. Uber Alles California. Now it is 1984. Knock-knock at your front door. It's the suede/denim secret police. They have come for your uncool neice. Come quietly to the camp. You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp. Don't you worry, it's only a shower. For your clothes here's a pretty flower. Die on organic poison gas. Serpent's egg's already hatched. You will croak, you little clown, when you mess with President Brown. California Uber Alles. Uber Alles California."
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Democrat Jerry Brown left politics for a time to study Zen Buddhism in Japan and minister to the ill with Mother Teresa in India. He officially entered the California governor's race Tuesday, giving the party an iconic candidate in a contest expected to be the most costly in state history. The Boston Globe