Signing far-reaching executive orders seems to have become contagious in American government, at least among Democrats.

Gov. Jerry Brown went on national TV Sunday to explain his newly-announced mandatory water restrictions that will, among other things, require California residents to shower less. And if you’ve ever visited France, you know what that means.

Because it embraces the MSM-favored agenda of climate change and the obvious need for more government control of private lives down to personal hygiene, there was no challenge to his basic premise during the ABC News interview. It began with the predictable slow-pitch softball query about wake-up calls.

“And it’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower, how businesses use water.”