If elected governor of California, Meg Whitman would defend Prop 8, she says. But didn’t we sort of expect that to happen?
Where sitting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger understands Prop 8 is a law not worth defending in court, Whitman sees things another way: “The issue right now is, as I understand is ‘Will Proposition 8 have the appropriate support to actually make an appeal to the circuit court of appeals?’ And I think the governor, the attorney general today has to defend the constitution and has to enable the judicial process to go along and has to enable an appeal to go through. So if I was governor, I would give that ruling standing to be able to appeal to the circuit court.”
Keep in mind, this isn’t just a hypothetical: The timeline of Perry snaking through the courts will give Whitman ample opportunity to intervene if her $100 million campaign succeeds in putting her in office. So that’s something to look forward to.