ABC Show Asks California: Why is Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown Still Your Governor?

During Friday night’s Last Man Standing on ABC, in the episode titled “Three Sisters,” Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) does an Outdoor Man commercial promoting the store’s California earthquake kits. As he does the pitch, he looks into the camera and asks the question that many rational people would love to ask the voters of California – why is Governor Jerry Brown still your governor?

Baxter notes that earthquake kits have greatly improved since the 1970s but California still has their 1970s relic, Governor Moonbeam. He adds that Californians aren’t driving cars from the 1970s, so why do they still have a 1970s governor driving the state? Fair enough.

Mike: Hey, Mike Baxter here for Outdoor Man with a special message for our customers in California. Our rockin' earthquake kits have come a long way since the 1970s, unlike your governor. Who for some mysterious reason is still Jerry Brown. You wouldn't drive a car from the '70s unless you're an idiot, but you let old governor moonbeam drive your whole state. That's just weird. Of course our customers in California aren't the only ones who live on a fault line. If you have a family, trust me, you're smack dab on top of one. And people can be even worse than earthquakes. And earthquake does its business, moves on. Doesn't stick around and say, "It's not my fault!" I really should be selling family-preparedness kits. They'd come with aspirin, ear plugs, and plenty of brown liquor. Because unlike California, if your family falls off in the ocean, somebody's gonna bitch, "Not fair, you got to go in first!"

As usual, Mike Baxter is right. The days of 1970s lefty politicians should be over.

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