Mr. Brown learned a major lesson about the word "assume." We all know the phrase associated with it. Mr. Brown's major gaffe was that all he thought he had to do was to run in order to win. He took a haughty, evasive attitude when approached by news reporter Jane Miller. That rejection of Ms. Miller was tantamount to death for Mr. Brown. One of the first common sense laws in our state is that you never, never blow off Ms. Miller, the most powerful news broadcast person in the state.