But we do know what he said in 2010. In a debate with opponent Meg Whitman, Brown made this promise: "I pledge to the people of this state I will faithfully carry out our law on executions, and I'll do it with compassion, but I'll do it with great fidelity to the rule of law."
It was four years after Fogel stayed Morales' execution, and Brown knew how "fidelity to the rule of law" works in California. Laws that the U.S. Supreme Court upholds in other states are blocked in California. With the liberal bench and liberal bar acting in harmony, the law's costs go up, and the results slow down. Then the whole system just stops, and no one is to blame. Except taxpayers.