In a private conversation that was inadvertently taped by a voicemail machine, an associate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown can be heard referring to his Republican opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore” for cutting a deal protecting law enforcement pensions as the two candidates competed for police endorsements.
The comment came after Brown called the Los Angeles Police Protective League in early September to ask for its endorsement. He left a voicemail message for Scott Rate, a union official. Brown apparently believed he had hung up the phone, but the connection remained intact and the voice mail machine captured an ensuing conversation between Brown and his aides.
Via Big Journalism, here is the audio:
Dan Riehl thinks this looks far worse than Joe Miller in Alaska saying something about the world's oldest profession in reference to Lisa Murkowski.
The Whitman campaign better have an ad up and running tomorrow. The media will let "Whore Gate" die as soon as Jerry says he apologized for the remark... it's up to Whitman to hit back.