If, in fact, Albert Einstein truly said that "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler," then he would have seen a kindred soul in Gov. Jerry Brown this week.
The governor's State of the State speech was a simple rendition of the message he's been preaching since returning to the Capitol in 2011 -- with a few doses of new reality thrown in for good measure.
In this week's Capitol Connection podcast, we take a look at the speech and how -- basic though it may have been -- it set the stage for the campaign that lies ahead in this election year.
Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I also discuss the newest entrant into the gubernatorial sweepstakes. And, we look back to the selection of heirs apparent in the two houses of the Legislature.
(Note: Yes, the title of this podcast has a more well-known use in California politics... apologies to the former speaker, but it seemed apropos for this week.)
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