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Which Ridiculously Wealthy Hollywood Power Players Want Meg Whitman to Be California’s Governor?

This graphic shows which Hollywood players are backing the campaigns of California’s governor hopefuls Meg Whitman and Attorney General Jerry Brown. Naturally the Katzenbergs and David Geffen are throwing their money behind the Democrat, while people whose middle names are “Barron” are donating to Whitman.

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14 Comments

  • Jon B

    Well, from that list, I think there are two things we should be pissed about. In-and-Out Burger, because we can actually protest them, and the Semels. How fucking dare they? Their own daughter was a lesbian before she died and they are donating to that biggoted cunt?

  • CJ

    Jon B,

    Meg Whitman’s views are same-sex marriage are very comparable to Obama’s.

    Here is what was recently said about her by a Republican operative this spring: “… she voted for Proposition 8, and to her that was a matter of her faith and her personal convictions. She does believe the term “marriage” should belong to the union of a man and a woman. But that said, she is absolutely a strong supporter of civil unions and it’s evident by her leadership at eBay. It was tremendously inclusive in that regard. The one other distinction that she made is that the folks who were legally married when the law was in California, those folks should stay married.”

    How is that worse than Obama’s stance? IN FACT, she says that existing gay marriages in California should be considered LEGALLY VALID. Obama has not said anything of this sort.

    Wikipedia says about her: Whitman supported California’s Proposition 8 in 2008, which reversed In re Marriage Cases and outlawed same-sex marriage in the state. Whitman believes that the same-sex marriages that took place before the ban should be recognized, and that gay and lesbian couples should be permitted to adopt children. Whitman is a supporter of civil unions.

    There are many people that object to “gay marriage” because of religious grounds. Obama is included in that group. At least she is supporting CIVIL UNIONS. How many other Republicans go that far?

    I’m NOT a big Whitman fan. But, I don’t throw her under the bus when she goes much further than even many Democrats are willing to. Democrats had majorities in the House, Senate and White House this year – and yet ENDA, DOMA and DADT have remain untouched!

  • Joe M

    “But Obama feels the same way!” Let me be very clear about this – WHO CARES? He’s wrong. She’s wrong. They’re both wrong. Supporting the reversal of important, vital rights of your fellow citizens is beyond atrocious. It is bigotry and should be confronted. I’m tired of people bringing up Obama as if it lessens the seriousness of this woman opposing our marriage equality. It doesn’t.

  • truthteller

    @Joe M:

    You’re 100% right, Joe!

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    Go, Meg, go! California cannot afford more of Jerry Brown’s nanny state crap.

  • California voter

    I can’t stand Meg Whitman. Not only because of her stance on Prop 8 but she has opposite views of mine concerning abortion, pot, immigration, environment…you name it. And get this, she hasn’t voted for 28 years. 28 years! She recently said it was because she too busy. WTF?! She has screwed-up views, a spotty voting record, no government experience and she thinks she’s going to be our leader?! Looking at her list of supporters above and their own personal track records proves that stupidity sticks together.

  • MrEguy

    Dear God, please don’t let this rich white conservative RepubliCUNT become our next governor.

  • Andrew Fergusson

    How is anything but raising taxes going to solve California’s disastrous books? There are dozens of short sighted propositions that need to be repealed before the Golden State can become solvent and functioning.

    I wonder if a new proposition that repealed the proposition process and all previously passed propositions would actually solve the matter?

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @California voter: Nice point out there, 28 years of not bothering to vote????????? I think her stand on pot alone is enough to get her not elected. Ca is desparate for dollars. At least Arnold has the “sense” to realize that by taxing pot sales there is a hundred million dollars in tax revenue there for the taking. The pot sellers are smart enough to back this, because once it becomes a cash cow it will lead become a legitimate revene generator for the state…………

    As to In & Out Burgers……..they made a whopper of a mistake there………. :-p

  • Brian

    I don’t think you can say that Whitman is better than or equal to Obama on this issue. She voted for the damn thing, and the President said several times, in his meek, weasely not helpful way, he’s against it. On the day of the court decision, from the White House: “The President has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans.” Don’t blast me for saying something positive about Obama, I’m only positive relative to the even worse Whitman.@CJ:

  • AH was elected too

    What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.
    – Adolf Hitler

  • Mark

    @CJ

    I didn’t know Obama was running for governor of california. i thought jerry brown was the democratic candidate, you know the guy who supports gay marriage, a repeal of doma, dadt, etc.

    but im sure a woman who has spent more than $100 million of her own money to attain a job that pays less than $200,000 a year has very good intentions. Shes probably doing it out of the kindness of her heart, i’m sure.

    that meg whitman should be canonized.

  • GaryG

    Jami Gertz donated $10 grand to Meg Whitman??? I’ll never be able to watch reruns of Still Standing and feel the same about her, *sigh*

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