Words Spoken at the 2009 ANC-WR Banquet
Introducing Jerry Brown is a real dilemma, not unlike that faced by Zsa Zsa Gabor’s 7th Husband. He knew what was expected of him, he just didn’t know if he could make it interesting.
We Armenians have many memories of Jerry, but none burn as brightly as his compassion and humanitarianism when he pardoned Gourgen Yanikian.
Jerry will have the record as the youngest and the oldest Governor in California history. One of the big questions some of us ponder is will the Capitol Gallery have one or two paintings of Governor Brown hanging in it. We shall see . . .
As a Community College Trustee, Secretary of State, Governor, Mayor and Attorney General — If he doesn’t have the answers to California’s complex and perplexing problems, no one does.
I predict he will be so successful against the most difficult odds about the budget deficit faced by any Governor.