Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
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Orly Taitz Got Nearly Four Times More Votes Than Mickey Kaus

DOUBLE FISTERWhat a fantastic election night-and just in California alone! At a cost of $71 million, Meg Whitman has bought the Republican nomination for Governor of California. And fellow millionairess Carly Fiorina will go up against Barbara Boxer. Both of these women are total freaks, so it's going to be a great year. There is sad news though: birther queen Orly Taitz was viciously trounced in her effort to become California Secretary of State, losing the Republican nomination 3-1 in favor of former NFL player Damon Dunn. (I know.) And yet? Orly Taitz got 368,316 votes in that race. In the Senate race for the Democrat nomination, against Barbara Boxer, Slate blogger Mickey Kaus received just 93,599. But it's no matter! When California goes to the polls, everyone wins! (Everyone who doesn't live in California, at least.)

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Abe Sauer (#148)

Some put Meg's spree at $80 million.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Imagine if she just put the cash into the state's treasury.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

That's a lot of Pez dispensers.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Meg should be worried. She's not even at the general election yet and she's already spent $80 million. It "only" cost about $50 million to pass Prop 8.

Mount_Prion (#290)

Wouldn't that be like spitting into a hurricane?

hockeymom (#143)

Sadly, she's prepared to spend 150 million on this.
Jerry, a known cheapskate, is prepared to spend $1.27 of his own money on the election.
I hope she isn't able to duck out of debating him…because her 150-million might just go down the drain after a televised debated.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

Double-fisted drinks and a thousand-yard stare. Somebody's about to be bespittled in conversational animus.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Now that the primaries are over, let the stupid punditry begin. First up, Blanche Lincoln's scraping by in the primary bucks the anti-incumbent trend. For example, the Times: "Rage Against Incumbents Is Bypassed in Arkansas." And yet a few points in the other direction and they would be yelling that the anti-incumbent trend was massively reinforced.

brent_cox (#40)

"Reality Refuses to Conform to Designated Narrative"

Art Yucko (#1,321)

If there's ever a place where a Designated Narrative can get tossed back in your face, it's Arkansas.

(Proud Native.)

kneetoe (#1,881)

Art Yucko: I'm a proud native of the state just to your east. I had the most amazing pie in Pine Bluff (I'm, like, 90% sure it was Pine Bluff) on my way through Arkansas some years back.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

and I have had some FINE dry-rubbed meat in Meuh'fuhs, neighbor!

Mark Bergen (#4,990)

California is almost as entertaining/crazy as next door Nevada.

deepomega (#1,720)

Jerry Brown v. Meg Whitman is a nightmare contest and I really don't want to have to vote in it. I'd prefer a Ke$ha v Snooki matchup to this shit.

hockeymom (#143)

In this case, go with the candidate who slept with Linda Ronstadt.

deepomega (#1,720)

Snooki?

mathnet (#27)

O RLY?

BoHan (#29)

I say let Meg Whitman have the governorship. If she's so stupid as to think she can control the proposition system, an entrenched Democratic Legislature and a whored-out state government workforce, she deserves it. Also, there's got to be some trickledown effect in California when she spends a gabillion dollars to run for office, and people need the jobs. Anywhose, I'm more worried about the Senate race, where the winner can actually do some damage.

NinetyNine (#98)

Meg was disappointed there was no 'Buy it Now' button when she submitted her signatures.

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