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Should Jerry Brown personally apologize for Meg Whitman 'whore' remark?

October 9, 2010 |  9:22 am

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6a00d8341c630a53ef013488024286970c-320wiJerry Brown himself has not made any formal public statements after The Times' Seema Mehta on Thursday revealed that someone in his campaign called Republican rival Meg Whitman a "whore" on an inadvertently recorded voice mail.

Now, Mehta is reporting that some Brown allies say the candidate for governor should make a public apology.

"It's inappropriate; it's just wrong," said Stephanie Schriock, the leader of EMILY'S List, a Democratic group dedicated to electing pro-choice women, on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers." Such words "just shouldn't be used anywhere by anyone, period. It is just not what our democracy is about. It's unfortunate to hear it in any place."

A Brown spokesman said the campaign did not plan to issue any other statement beyond its apology made Thursday.

What do you think? Should Brown address the issue himself? Share your views below.

Photo: Jerry Brown. Allen J. Shaben / Los Angeles Times

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