Jesse Jackson's Alter Ego

The California primary puts Willie Brown at center stage

Politics seldom makes stranger bedfellows than Jesse Jackson and his campaign chairman, California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. They are Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside: a true believer with a provocative message advised by a hard- bitten political agnostic for whom election to office has become not a means but an end. While Jackson campaigns as champion of the dispossessed, the deliciously flamboyant Brown drapes himself in $1,500 Brioni suits, roars around Sacramento in a $100,000 crimson Ferrari and squires striking women half his age. This extravagant life-style is certainly not financed by his $37,105 state salary, but rather by the wealthy...

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