Jerry Brown Burning Hollywood Cash for Gov. Bid

Monday, 14 Jun 2010 08:33 AM

By James Hirsen

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In predictable fashion, Hollywood has already pointed its campaign cash compass toward Democrat Jerry Brown in his California gubernatorial bid against Republican Meg Whitman.

Brown has received endorsements from the titanic triplets of election treasure, DreamWorks’ Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The man formerly known as “Moonbeam” has also been given contributions to his campaign from the head of Disney, Bob Iger, former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, Ben Silverman, and high-powered Hollywood lawyer, Ken Ziffren.

Meanwhile, along with GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman is being portrayed as a “rich woman,” with lots of mainstream media coverage in the form of hand-wringing over the fact that the $71-million she spent during the primary was her own money.

Interestingly, the media didn’t seem to care when Hillary Clinton loaned herself about $13 million during her 2008 presidential bid or when former Goldman Sachs investment banker Jon Corzine used his millions to snag his New Jersey governor title.

In Florida, billionaire Jeff Greene, who made his fortune in credit-default swaps, is using his cash to upset Rep. Kendrick Meek in the Democrat primary for U.S. Senate.

Greene recently lived in a 63,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills, had Mike Tyson as his best man for his 2007 wedding, and at one time owned a 145-foot yacht and three private jets.

Wealthy Dems get a pass from the media, pure and simple, even though most of them spend the bulk of their time chasing money to fatten their campaign coffers.

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, who have been accused of trying to “buy” offices, are actually a whole lot more independent of special interests than many of their Dem counterparts, who fawn over Hollywood celebrities, kiss the rings of trial lawyers and pledge allegiance to the public unions.


James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst and law professor. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and has made several appearances there on various landmark decisions. Hirsen is the co-founder and chief legal counsel for InternationalEsq.com. Visit: Newsmax TV Hollywood: http://www.youtube.com/user/NMHollywood


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