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APTOPIX Universal Harry Pot.JPGGov. Jerry Brown stopped by Universal Studios Tuesday to celebrate plans to build a Wizarding World of Harry Potter park in Los Angeles.

A photo of the muggle governor sipping a big mug of butterbeer at the event stirred up some questions here at The Bee's Capitol Bureau.

1.) What in the world does butterbeer taste like?
and
2.) What would Brown do with Harry Potter's powers?

Would he make the budget deficit go 'poof'? Conjure up a spell to persuade voters to approve new taxes? Use a wave of the wand to get Sutter to stop barking?

We'll leave it to you, alert readers, to do the mind reading this time around.

Yup, it's time for another Capitol Alert Caption Contest.

Most regular readers know the rules, but for those who need to brush up on the basics:

1. Look at the picture.
2. Write a caption.
3. E-mail it to us.

When sending in submissions, feel free to request anonymity. Only those willing to have their real names published, however, can win the grand prize: a $25 gift certificate to a capital coffee shop (entrants residing outside Sacramento can request any coffee chain).

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Send submissions to capitolalertcontests@gmail.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: From left, Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. make a butterbeer toast as Universal Parks & Resorts as they announce that the Harry Potter attraction is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The attraction opened in Orlando, Fla. last summer. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)



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