"Even on matters of life and death, Jerry Brown is willing to play politics. Brown's newfound support for the death penalty after three decades of opposing it is as preposterous as his newfound appreciation for fiscal conservatism. None of this squares with Jerry Brown's record and must have his supporters scratching their heads."
As recently as 2002 Moonbeam was a vocal death penalty opponent. Or at least he wanted voters to think he was - see video here.
Bill Clinton was right: Jerry Brown reinvents himself every year or two.