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Meg Whitman: Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me, Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms

Snaps to Meg Whitman, for framing this election in the best possible light her gubernatorial campaign can muster: Voters are basically picking the lesser of two evils. (One of those two evils is not “don’t vote at all.”)

In a last ditch effort to reign in the double-digit polling gap between she and AG Jerry Brown, Whitman makes the case that you should vote for her because she’s going “to treat you like grown up, tell it to you straight, and offer a practical plan forward.”

In other words, she’s going to be your mother.

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  • Fitz

    Take nothing for granted. Prop 8 was gunna loose too. The people who show up for opinion polls are not the same people who show up for real polls. Not all of Ca is San Francisco & LA. There are a LOT of oldfucks in the central valley and Orange. So… it’s aint over yet.

  • Jack

    What’s up with her hair? All that money and she can’t even try to make it look halfway decent?!

  • Soupy

    I think that she is a witch.

  • the crustybastard

    Hello California voters, I’m Meg Whitman.

    I believe that the super-rich should be entitled to start at the top, and that is why I know I’m uncommonly qualified to be governor of California.

    Likewise, I think money is an adequate substitute for political knowledge, experience, and integrity; and that is why I’m more qualified than my opponent, who is basically poor and therefore unqualified.

    As a Republican, I’m going to treat you like grown up, tell it to you straight, and offer a practical plan forward. It’ll be something along the lines of, “if you don’t like being poor, get rich. I did.” Then someday, if you get as rich as me, you too might buy your way into the governor’s mansion. And California, I’d really like to be in a position to sell it to you.

    I’ll only take a small commission.

  • GuyDads

    The “California Dream” that came true when Meg and her husband moved to the state was when Jerry Brown was the governor the first time. Sounds like she longs for a repeat of those good times under Brown.

  • hf2hvit

    Whitman’s plan is to join with a republican congress to destroy the federal minimum wage. Republican leaders are already discussing it. Her corporate farm owning and oil company pals are then going to bring in workers from poor countries to work in the fields where they will be housed and fed for a couple of weeks while wearing a tracking device. They will then be taken back to their countries with a couple hundred dollars in their pockets for hundreds of hours of work. They will be outsourcing crop work and oil field work by bringing these workers in which will destroy the unions and the federal minimum wage. It’s coming.

    The republicans are now talking about increasing retirement age to 70, getting rid of Social Security and Medicare, abolishing the minimum wage, abolishing public education.

  • Biff

    Okay, don’t flame me too badly – and I’m only sticking up for the struggle women face as politicians, and how they get saddled with sexist terms for trait that, if coming from a man, wouldn’t warrant any label at all.

    Meg’s straight talk and practical plans = Mother. Although the ad is very paternal in it’s “grown up” reference.

    I’m not voting for Meg. And I live in CA. Just sticking up for women politicians.

  • John (CA)

    After spending several hundred million dollars on a negative and racially divisive campaign, Meg Whitman finally realizes that there aren’t enough tea baggers in California to get her over the finish line.


    But not quite.

    So she’s frantically pivoting back to the center in a desperate attempt to sound “moderate” one week before the election. Though, at this point, it is probably too little, too late.

  • Soupy

    I think the biggest mistake that she made was talking tough on illegal immigrants while actively employing one.

  • Jeffree

    Whitman’s poll numbers don’t seem to be turning around despite her effort to seem more moderate. She seems to have little skill at reading voters’ moods.

    Since Repubs like Whitman have started talking about abolishing or reducing the minimum wage, I’m amazed that this info hasnt been played *up* more by the Dems—this would have a effect on many millions of people.

  • scott ny'er

    when the election is over and she has lost, i’ll be relieved. Until then, anything can happen. I don’t believe in polls.

  • Jeffree

    Election polls are primarily conducted via phone—and typically the robocalls only go to people listed in the phonebook, so that means landlines, NOT cellphones.

    Since more and more people have gone cell-only, and those people tend to be younger (and less conservative) than those with landlines, some pollsters claim that this gives Repubs an artificially high response rate. It’s not a huge factor, they said in the NPR interview, but worth considering..

    I’ve tried to see what % this might be, but havent found much data yet. Will look again after class this evening.

    @Scott NY’er: I agree with you!

  • hf2hvit


    Careful which female candidates you stick up for: Michelle Bachman? Meg Whitman? Carly Fiorina? Sarah Palin? Nikki Haley? Every one of them is anti-gay and would cut a man’s balls off to suck the product of any corporatist.

  • Soupy

    Maureen Dowd wrote a piece on republican/teabag women that found her roundly attacked.

  • Montana

    What is the deal with the women GOP governor candidates and their crime propensity sons. Arizona’s Jan Brewer AKA Punky Brewster son (Ronald Brewer) is in jail for kidnapping and sexual assault and California’s Meg Whitman, AKA NutMeg son (Griffith Rutherford Harsh V) was accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate at Princeton University and arrested for breaking a woman’s ankle in California during a bar brawl, no jail time, sweet. I guess these two have Mommy issues.

    Nutmeg will lose as will Carly the tremendous failure of HP, don’t come crying to me if the GOP, keeps finding weak candidates, its like Mccain with the half-term Governor Palin all over again, what a joke that was, I mean comedian, talk show guest, commentator, now her new BS on the (of all places) The learning Channel, jack of all trades, master of none.

    June 14, 2010, The New York Times, Ebay paid out $200,000 because Nutmeg assaulted an employee, so it’s not the first time she has mistreated an employee.

    “The Whitman campaign issued a statement signed by Ms. Whitman that described Ms. Young Mi Kim as a “respected colleague and valuable asset to the company. In any high-pressure working environment, tensions can surface,” the statement said. ” Not quite a denial, what a fool she is.


    I must say one thing about Nutmeg is that she is a good parrot and the cracker she wants is CA:

  • B210

    I agree with all the comments above. Everyone said it so well.
    @the crustybastard: Damn you’re good!

  • Mike in Asheville

    Considering all the negative campaign ads, which seem designed to make voters to want to skip the election, I thought it was a great ad. Sure hope to fails to resonate.

    And Queerty, really, “… between SHE and AG Jerry Brown …” please, please, please if you are not going to hire an editor, would you use the grammar check? I think even Microsoft Word would catch the “she” and prompt you to the proper “herself”.

  • Tangelo

    SHE is going to tell it to us straight??? Has she met her opponent? Jerry Brown is the one who will tell it straight. CEOs only know how to talk out of both sides of their mouths and rarely is there a grain of truth in what they are saying.

    Thanks for stimulating the economy Meg, now go ruin another company.

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