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And Now The Tech Blogs Are Endorsing Prop 8-Loving Meg Whitman

The same week we learn blogs are getting paid to publish sympathetic coverage of Meg Whitman comes a guest post on the must-read tech blog TechCrunch endorsing the California gubernatorial candidate.

The words arrive from venture capitalist Timothy Draper, who says, “It’s time for fundamental change in Sacramento. Today, we could use a big dose of the innovative valley mindset in state government. We need a leader who has a plan and the skills and talent to execute. We need a leader like Meg Whitman. … Meg knows firsthand from building a start-up into a Fortune 500 company that no organization will reach its full potential without a thoughtful and thorough plan of action. Meg has a plan for California, and on Day One she will put the wheels in motion to begin changing the way business is done in Sacramento.”

Which isn’t to say the Whitman campaign is paying TechCrunch to run its fodder, of course. But it’s an interesting aside to a story of scandal that was focused only on political blogs.

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By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Aug 25, 2010
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  • 11 Comments
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Well, a huge Duh!…….. She was instrumental in the founding of one of the most successful internet companies since the dawn of the age of the internets, of course those who have huge financial stakes in the internets are going to be rabid supporters…….

      Aug 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • One of the CA 36,000
      One of the CA 36,000

      Oh, I’m willing to bet the CA Chamber of Commerce is getting all those “entrepeneurs” and “venture capitalists” to churn out pro-Meg Whitman screeds….

      Once the public gets a good look at this incompetent right-wing cunt, they tend to hate her. After all, she was a piss-poor manager of what amounts to a virtual Swap Meet (ridiculous overhead, greedy fee increases) and is just a repulsive bitch with lots and lots of money and a need to lower her taxes– and those of her rich oligarch peers– to nothing. Or better, raid the CA and Federal Treasuries so the oligarchs get ALL the money.

      Meg Whitman is a danger to California and must be defeated. She and Carly Fiorina, another incompetent right-wing cunt, need to be run out of the state on a rail.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • unclemike
      unclemike

      CEO of an internet company does not equal governor of state with largest GDP.

      Just like action-film hero does not equal governor, that can’t be repeated enough.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @One of the CA 36,000:
      @unclemike:

      You guys are both right on, but like I said, dumbasses are simply going to vote for this evil witch simply becasue of her past success and her taking her cues from the frighwing lunatic gutter politics handbook………..

      [img]http://www.friendsofdeserthotsprings.com/images/meg%20whitman.jpg[/img]

      Aug 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cindy
      Cindy

      Meg Whitman did not found eBay. She was hired as President 3 years after it’s inception.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phillip
      Phillip

      OK, I’m sorry to be the one to say it, but this column is a low point for TechCrunch’s journalistic credibility…

      Setting aside the obvious questions to be raised about Meg Whitman’s track record as eBay CEO (Skype, anyone?) and how that would play into a potential stint as governor…

      …What the heck is TechCrunch doing inviting guest columnists from the same firm that manages Whitman’s campaign finances to come and write glowing reviews of her political candidacy?

      Don’t believe me? Tim Draper, author of this article, partner of Draper Fisher Jurgetson venture capital. His immediate subordinate, managing director Jennifer Fonstad, is a

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phillip
      Phillip

      OK, I’m sorry to be the one to say it, but this column is a low point for TechCrunch’s journalistic credibility…

      Setting aside the obvious questions to be raised about Meg Whitman’s track record as eBay CEO (Skype, anyone?) and how that would play into a potential stint as governor…

      …What the heck is TechCrunch doing inviting guest columnists from the same firm that manages Whitman’s campaign finances to come and write glowing reviews of her political candidacy?

      Don’t believe me? Tim Draper, author of this article, partner of Draper Fisher Jurgetson venture capital. His immediate subordinate, managing director Jennifer Fonstad, is co-chair of Whitman’s campaign finance committee.

      Now all I need is a connection between TechCrunch and Draper Fisher Jurgetson to complete the trifecta. Anyone care to help me out?

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phillip
      Phillip

      @Phillip: Sorry hit the “submit” too soon. Read the one below. Or admins feel free to delete as the full post is next. :)

      Aug 26, 2010 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GOProud Tea Party Homocon
      GOProud Tea Party Homocon

      Meg Whitman is the next Governor of California! Enough of that loser Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, who put our great state on a path to ruin back in seventies. Moonbeam, go to the Moon!

      Aug 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      I was under the impresion that Silicon Vally sensibilities were to respect the talents of individuals, not harrass them for their sexual orientation or force them into uniformity. Were not many of these companies leaders in offering partner benefits?

      Aug 28, 2010 at 9:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      I was under the impresion that Silicon Valley sensibilities were to respect the talents of individuals, not harrass them for their sexual orientation or force them into uniformity. Were not many of these companies leaders in offering partner benefits?

      Aug 28, 2010 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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