Californians instead listened to the bogus story of Whitman's illegal maid and elected the former tax-and-spend liberal Governor Jerry Brown (pictured).
On Monday Jerry Brown said Californians should decide whether they want to pay $12 billion more in taxes to help plug the state's massive budget shortfall.
Brown, who just started his third term after serving as California's governor in the 1970s and 1980s, has laid out a plan to solve the state's $25.4 billion budget shortfall that hinges on voters approving an extension of tax hikes first passed in 2009 to address an earlier shortfall.
That didn't take long. In less than one month he is back in Sacramento raising taxes.