Two days ago budget negotiations collapsed, and Governor Jerry Brown took to the web to give the public the bad news:

Today, the California GOP YouTubes its side of the story:

…with a bonus video from GOP Senate Leader Bob Dutton posted for good measure.

“The governor never asked for my assistance,” Dutton says at a press conference. “He was busy trying to work with individual members. I assume they were working on some kind of a pick-off type program where they were going to try to do their normal ‘let’s just try to find a couple Republicans to go up on taxes and that was the end of it.’

Maybe for the next round they can negotiate via webcam…

Videos: Brown, GOP Duke It Out on YouTube 31 March,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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