This is from the party that likes to claim that they're out in front on women's rights while the other isn't, women who are liberal that is
Jerry Brown's campaign apologized Thursday for a private conversation captured on audiotape that has the California Democratic gubernatorial candidate agreeing to an aide's description of Republican rival Meg Whitman as a "whore."
The exchange, inadvertently recorded by a voicemail, discussed Whitman cutting a deal to protect law enforcement pensions as the candidates competed for endorsements from police.
In the garbled audio recording, first reported by The Los Angeles Times, Brown can be heard leaving a voice message for Scott Rate, a union official for the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
After asking Rate for the league's endorsement, Brown says thanks and hangs up the phone, but the call doesn't end.
Instead, the message continues to record and Brown can be heard talking about the situation with his aides.
After Brown discusses his frustration with Whitman potentially cutting a deal for several seconds, another voice appears to interject saying, "What about saying that she's a whore?"
"Well I'm going to use that," Brown replies. "It proves you've cut a secret deal to protect the pensions."