Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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Meg Whitman Could Have Bought All Your Houses But Spent the Money on Her Vanity Run

NEG BITMANFormer brand manager and ongoing Goldman Sachs pal Meg Whitman, who I like to call "Little Satan," just for fun, spent $27 million on her campaign for governor between early January and late March. Why, that's 465 California teachers' average annual salaries, blown up in just 11 weeks! Why, that's $868 for every one of the 31,004 notice of default filings in February by California homeowners! But you know, she's a billionaire, and this is America, and she can buy a position to make your state more "business friendly" just like anyone else (who is a billionaire).

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Good Lord. The wealthy of this era have no grasp of history.

She should simply take her money and buy those 31,000 houses, reinstall their residents as tenants-in-campaign, and cast them across the land to sow her electoral seed. Plus she can purchase a thousand or so teachers' salaries, restore their fiefs, and run as the "Education Candidate." Classrooms throughout the Bear Republic will spread the Word of Meg.

If she really had a grasp of history, she'd realize that California is ungovernable and almost irretrievably broken, and she'd run for governor in a state where she actually had a chance of accomplishing something.

conklin (#364)

Hey California, any opinions on independently wealthy, no-political-experience Republicans serving as governor?

Good luck Meg.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Shut UP girly man!

(alternately) There you go again.

barnhouse (#1,326)

It's kind of satisfying seeing all that dough go up in flames when there is actually zero chance for her. Did you guys know that she wasn't even registered to vote until she was 46 years old?

I would kind of like to see her and Carly Fiorina have a batty-ex-Corporate-Darling-turned-wannabe-politician smackdown. I'm pretty sure I'd find that entertaining.

Rodger Psczny (#3,912)

She's already airing negative ads against her republican primary opponent Steve Poizner. In one, he is accused of purchasing six Chevy Impalas for whatever government agency he ran. These cars included something call the "Street Package" which is not defined. I'm not sure how a mundane government procurement is a actually a negative, but it gets better. And by that I mean, racist.
Six Impalas scroll by the screen, the last two converted to Donks.

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