Gov. Jerry Brown today released "2011: Milestones and Accomplishments," a 31-page report on his first year in office.
Spoiler alert: It's a favorable review.
The online document discusses the budget and other basics, of course, but also so much more.
"The interactive report also covers other highlights," Brown's office said in a release, "including the State of the State Address, the Royal visit, Sutter Brown's appointment as First Dog, the California Hall of Fame and more."
The document is not unlike one circulated internally when Brown was governor before. In a March 1975 memorandum to the eventual Gov. Gray Davis, who was then Brown's chief of staff, press secretary Bill Stall wrote in the subject line, "Accomplishments," and went on to sing Brown's praises in "capsule form."
The Democratic governor "presented a balanced budget with a prudent surplus as a safeguard against the economic uncertainty of the times," Stall wrote. Brown was frugal (think blue Plymouth). He "launched open administration," and he met with interest groups that previously were ignored.
Their comments about Brown, Stall wrote, were made "both in awe and appreciation."