Understandably, all the attention is focused on the “whore” comment. But there was another Brown insult which has not received any attention.
Beginning at 3:10 of the audio, Brown and his aides begin a discussion of Whitman’s proposed budget cuts. A female voice says “Yeah, Jerry, we’ve got to focus on the police chiefs, we got to get them [inaudible].” Another female voice in the background says “[Inaudible] I just want to make sure we talk about this.” Brown then says (at 3:20):
“I’m going to hit that out of the park, not that they read.”
Compared to calling one of the most successful businesswomen in American history and a nominee for
Senate Governor a “whore,” mocking whether the police chiefs read is not as sensational.
Nonetheless, if I were a policeman in California, I’d be pretty upset with Brown’s snide and demeaning comment, which evidences a lack of respect.