Jerry Brown - Meg Whitman debate: Brokaw on crutches -- 'a metaphor for California'?
NBC's Tom Brokaw, the debate moderator, arrived on stage Tuesday on crutches. And he offered an explanation to the audience before the debate began.
"It's kind of a metaphor for California. We're both broken for the moment," he said of his hobbled state.
Then he delivered the laugh line: "The difference is, I hope to be repaired by the first of the year."
The debate between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown about how they hope to fix California is about to begin.
-- Shane Goldmacher in San Rafael, Calif.
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