Jerry Brown promised to "mix it up" this morning on his weekly call into San Francisco radio station KGO. And mix it up he did. Listen here.
The attorney general and undeclared Democratic gubernatorial candidate was asked about San Francisco Mayor and former gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom's recent remark that Brown didn't appear to have "fire in his belly" for the race.
Brown responded, "He's been giving a lot of advice to the president and now me, and I'm sure there'll be others because when you don't have a lot to do, you can start checking out what other people have been doing.
"I appreciate the advice, and I'm going to be examining my intestinal fortitude here."
Brown also responded to rumors that some Democrats were appealing to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to get into the race.
"The job of governor is going to be a very difficult and painful task," he said. "It's going to take all the skills and all the knowledge and all the will and the grace of God to get you through it. It's not something anybody is going rush into other than those ignorant to what's ahead."
"There are a lot of people maybe who are standing in the wings and are looking to undergo a $150 million assault on their character and their record and their future."
Republican candidate Meg Whitman's camp has said they're willing to spend $150 million on the race.
Finally, closing words from Brown:
"The state is profoundly screwed up, and anybody who thinks they got an idea, I would say, 'Give me a call, I'd like to listen to it.' Because I can tell you we're in for blood, sweat and tears over the next four years no matter who runs."