Two weeks after Jerry Brown saw his budget plan inadvertently
released several days earlier than planned, it was legislative
Republicans' turn. The early release of the GOP's official
response led to some laughs at Wednesday's State of the State
Conway: "Today, Governor Brown
shared his vision for California for the year ahead..."
This video from Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway and
Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff first appeared online Tuesday night
- prompting Governor Brown to rib them a bit at the start of his
Brown: "I didn't know that you
were psychics and you possessed the powers of precognition and
clairvoyance. After the speech I want to check with you on
some stock tips!"
Afterwards, Conway and Huff laughed it off - while taking a
couple jabs of their own:
Huff: "I mean, he says, you
haven't heard my speech, I haven't written it. Yeah, but he
gives the speech all the time, you know, we're a great state, we've
got these problems, here's my solutions to the problems. And
so that's what we were responding to."
Conway: "If I'm clairvoyant, it's
probably because he's predictable!"
No knockouts, but each side now knows what it's like to be on
both ends of an embarrassing technical snafu.