Note for the Regents

Here’s a quote from Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters.  Might be something for the Regents (and our incoming UC president Janet Napolitano) to keep in mind:

…Tom Hayden, the politician/journalist who protected Brown’s left flank when he was paddling his political canoe to the right three-plus decades ago, points out in a new Rolling Stone article about Brown that the governor tends to become very stubborn when he’s wrong on an issue. “He does have a problematic side,” Hayden told Rolling Stone. “He’s the kind of guy who, when he knows he’s wrong, argues harder.”…

Walters’ column deals with Brown’s current fight with the federal courts over prison overcrowding.  But the observation is of more general interest.

The column is at http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/30/5693637/dan-walters-is-jerry-browns-obstinancy.html