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If You Elect Meg Whitman, The State of California Will Defend Prop 8

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.

By:          this girl
On:           Aug 21, 2010
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    • whatever

      She’s spent that much and Jerry’s spent hardly a million. Guess who is leading in the polls? cue Jeopardy music…

      Aug 21, 2010 at 11:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bystander

      @whatever: Jerry didnt have a primary challenge.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever

      @Bystander: irrelevant. hillary and barack went at it like two dogs, and mccain never really led either of them.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Swedish Fish

      I don’t think she really cares about gays, or the other hot minority group, immigrants. But if her ass is on the line, and there’s no wriggling around it, I have no doubt she’d throw us down a trash bin.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick Mills

      After reading her statement yesterday, I got the sense that her defense of Prop H8 really wasn’t so much to prevail, but to ensure that the appeal went forward, and eventually on to the SCOTUS. I know that she voted for Prop H8, but it sounded to me as if she really just wants other courts to weigh in on the constitutionality issue, and even that she might be “secretly” hoping that the SCOTUS overturns all same-sex marriage bans.

      And, before you all jump on me, I ABSOLUTELY HATE WHITMAN! I hope her $200 million experiment fails miserably, and am somewhat confident that Brown will be our next Governor.

      If Fiorina wins, she will defend Prop H8, and she will be out for blood… not that it matters, because the case for Prop H8 is a big fat zero, and all the effort in the world to defend it will probably prove fruitless.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt

      Won’t the deadline for an appeal be long past by the time she could take office? She might, possibly, join back in at the next level IF the appeals court decides those idiots have standing after all, but failing that…

      Aug 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      We are just going to have to sit and wait until November to find out who the Mormons & Geriatrics say our new leader is.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick Mills

      @Hyhybt: By then, she will definitely have missed deadlines. But she might be able to convince the court to allow her to side with the Pro-H8 group as the “governor elect”, since she would be in office while the litigation was being adjudicated.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      A pandering vile bigoted woman, who is truly ugly both on the inside and outside……….

      Aug 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl

      @Dick Mills: I was thinking what Dick was thinking. But if the Ninth decides to let NOM and Imperial County go ahead, then we won’t need Meg, and given her disingenuous campaign-saying in English “I’m anti-amnesty! I’m gonna close the border and deport all illegals, really guyz!” and then saying in Spanish-language ads that she’s against Arizona’s immigration law and ending automatic birthright citizenship, “so vote for me, Mexicans!”-I’m not voting for her. This is the last straw for me. Moonchild Brown is gettin’ my vote, or at least a third-party candidate with no chance of winning is!

      Aug 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever

      @Dick Mills: “But she might be able to convince the court to allow her to side with the Pro-H8 group as the “governor elect”,”

      The only “official” capacity and -elect has is that a person has won an election will assume office some time in the future. That’s it. Only one gov at a time. She’s still a private citizen for purposes of standing.

      Aug 21, 2010 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sug Night

      My great aunt always said, “People with thin lips are cruel.” Reason enough not to get my vote.

      Aug 22, 2010 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sceth

      American politicians are known for their intense make-up and flashiness. There seems to be a flamer deficiency in her campaign.

      Aug 22, 2010 at 3:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • caffesilvia

      @Sug Night:

      Yyour great aunt was really onto something. No joke.

      Aug 23, 2010 at 5:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David

      I dunno if this photo shows her usual hairdo, but lordy, her hair is awful. It makes her look like a worm with a wig.

      Aren’t there any Republican hairdressers in California?

      Aug 25, 2010 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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