Thursday, February 17, 2005

Jerry and Jennifer

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown continues to offer up solutions. Which are having an effect. And he knows how to blog. (h/t Instapundit.)

He has a regular weekend TV segment here in the Bay Area where he talks with a local reporter over coffee at a downtown Oakland Starbucks. And, despite my initial encounter with this man, he comes off as the most creative and free-thinking politician around.

My initial encounter with Jennifer Lopez in the Elmore Leonard classic Out of Sight suggested that she was loaded with talent. . . but after seeing her performance in the Grammies, it's no surprise she's decided to take some time off for re-tooling. . .

Speaking of Elmore Leonard, there isn't a better crime writer out there today. Check out this, this, and this.