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Republicans unveil lesson plan on Jerry Brown [Updated]

March 24, 2010 |  6:34 pm

The Republican Governors Assn. has developed a lesson plan to explain why it thinks voters shouldn't elect Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, as governor of California this year.

In "What's Brown Done," a seemingly low-budget video (based on the use of a dry erase board and markers that appear to be low on ink), a shaggy-haired, college-type (apparently Republican-looking) guy draws lines away from a stick figure labeled "You" to all the ways he says Brown has endorsed higher taxes and spending.

[Updated at 8:17 a.m., March 25: Too much DVR can lead to commercial ignorance: The Republican ad is a spoof of the UPS Whiteboard ads, which end with the slogan, "What Can Brown Do For You?" The ads have already been spoofed by NBC's Saturday Night Live.]

At an appearance in Sacramento on Wednesday, Brown said: "No one would ever accuse me of overspending, or taxing. The people who do are falsifying the record. Shamelessly!"

-- Michael Rothfeld in Sacramento

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