Posts Tagged ‘California governor
Tomorrow is the final Meg Whitman-Jerry Brown debate in California…can someone find an online link to watch it?
I’d like to live-blog it here at HB but can only see it if someone gets me a link to watch it online.
Does anyone know of one?
UPDATE: Here’s a link for the debate tomorrow: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/politics/Third-Final-Gubernatorial-Debate-Coming-Oct-12-104586884.html
I really like Meg Whitman. I have a friend in New York who used to see Whitman a lot when she came to visit the offices of the investment firm my friend worked in — and Whitman is the real deal, someone who I believe will do a great job for Californians.
I don’t know the state, at all, and don’t understand its voters’ mentality but I’m eager to see her debate Brown tomorrow and see if Whitman really hammers him as much as he deserves.
Happy Thursday! What’s going on in your neck of the woods today? What are you doing today to defeat and destroy the progressive ideology?
I haven’t been following many stories very closely these last few weeks due to work overload. But one story did catch my eye.
I think what’s happening in California with the governor’s race is absolutely deplorable. I don’t want to go into all the details of the case, so if you’re unfamiliar with then I recommend Googling for Meg Whitman housekeeper.
All I will say is that a person who’s watched any network law drama for more than 2 episodes should be able to immediately identify that Gloria Allred is obviously acting without her client’s best interests at heart. Gloria Allred should lose her license to practice law. When she was asked by Mark Levin if her client was an illegal alien, she said “No… she is not from another planet”. That pretty much sums up the clown show she’s running. Even Leno is doing jokes about how stupid these efforts are. I sincerely hope they do not pay off.
The housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, is undoubtedly receiving relatively substantial compensation for playing her part. Or, rather, I should say an unknown relative of Nicky Daiz is undoubtedly receiving compensation, while Nicky herself is probably receiving star treatment from Gloria. I guess that’s what a hack like Allred considers to be “making an informed decision”.
What say you?
Gloria Allred really gets it from Greta.
As we were watching this, we also couldn’t help thinking about something: doesn’t Allred look a lot like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer?
If we had this playing, and 90% of the people we know casually walked by, we bet they couldn’t tell the difference between Allred, Pelosi, and Boxer. It’s like they were manufactured at the same plant on the Island of Unwanted Toys.
There really is something to this, and it’s not just their hairstyles and the way they dress. It’s their attitude, bearing, and soul.
They have the same soul, or lack-thereof, however you want to phrase that. There’s a negative aura to all three of them, and as Greta said, they are delusional.
A good friend of ours wrote us this morning with an anecdote about Meg Whitman that we want to share, from personal experiences she had dealing with Whitman in the early 2000s when she was still CEO of eBay. This is from Kara in Manhattan:
I have been watching on TV as that nasty Gloria lawyer woman has been attacking Meg Whitman with that illegal criminal who lied on her employment papers and now they are making up all this to stop Meg Whitman from being governor. I just want to tell you my experiences with Meg Whitman.
In the late-90s/early 2000s, I worked for an investment firm in New York City. The Big Boss of our division covered eBay and was close friends with people like Meg Whitman and Martha Stewart (in fact, she would have lunch with MS all the time and people like this were always in our offices). These were all women I admired and continue to look up to.
Meg Whitman came to our offices whenever she was in NYC and was nothing but kind and polite to everyone on our team. I mean everyone – from the administrative assistant, the associates, to the analysts and vice presidents. Polite, kind, and a ready smile. My big claim to fame is that I got to bring her Diet Coke because Sabrina (Big Boss’ assistant) was not at her desk and I was the first person Big Boss saw when she came out of her office. You also felt power and a cool intelligence emanating from Meg Whitman like nobody’s business – if she can’t kick California into gear, maybe only Zeus would be able to do it – seriously. Not even joking. This is the same person who took eBay from a tiny little website where people who collected PEZ candy dispensers could trade and buy to the GLOBAL powerhouse it is today. Seriously – you can pretty much get eBay in every country, in every language. And that is because of Meg Whitman.
What I find ridiculous is the big deal they are making of “I don’t know you, you don’t know me” – if she even said that, which I highly doubt, that is EXACTLY what I would say or what you would say if you found one of your employees lying about their permanent residence status. This woman LIED to her for years… are you kidding me with this? That Nicky woman is a criminal. She should have the book thrown at her. I’m surprised she didn’t yell at her more, which is most definitely what I would have done – and I am an immigrant myself!!! “You’re fired, and from this day forward, we don’t know each other.”
I know this is not earth-shattering intel, and I am not a friend or acquaintance of Meg Whitman’s, just someone who got to get her a Diet Coke once, but I observed Meg Whitman for several years on her trips to New York. I saw how Meg Whitman treated people. I can contrast Meg Whitman’s behavior and spirit with other big shots we had in the offices all the time (including Martha Stewart), and I can say that Meg Whitman is a good woman, smart as all get-out, and is who California needs to fix its problems.
Kara moved to California from Europe as a little girl, and her family had to go through the process of getting their visas, their green cards, and then filing for citizenship. Her parents were both professionals when they left Europe, but her dad had to get work in a restaurant when they first moved to California until he could follow all the procedures properly to get a better job. They did everything they were supposed to do, and are immigrants to this country with absolutely no sympathy for Mexicans who lie, cheat, steal identities, forge paperwork, and do all the other illegal things they get up to to scam the system.
Whitman really needs to hit hard with this, and tie Allred to Jerry Brown, because people do no take kindly to the scam artists like Nicky who lie on those employment documents and provide fake materials like this.
This, we have a feeling, can blowback BIG on Democrats if Whitman hits it back properly…because it makes people angry that Allred is using a criminal who falsified documents to attack Whitman.
Sometimes, we truly believe the reason we exist is to point out to conservatives the things that are so obvious to us, but for some reason Republicans never see coming or think much about. Is that our mission in life at this point? Because what the Democrats are doing to Meg Whitman in California today is exactly what Obama did to Republican candidate Jack Ryan in 2004…manufacturing a scandal so that Republicans will abandon a candidate and allow a Democrat to walk away with an election in a cake walk…in election that Democrat would have actually lost.
Gloria Allred is having a press conference today with a Mexican maid who’s claiming she was abused by Meg Whitman. The goal for Democrats here is two-fold:
(1) to alienate Hispanic voters from the Republicans
(2) to portray Whitman as a Leona Helmsley-grade wealthy tyrant that’s unrelatable to voters suffering financial problems
Democrats excel at the politics of personal destruction because this is the only thing they know.
They are losing in California because they have no ideas for bringing economic prosperity to the Golden State. They have no intention of doing anything differently if Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown win their respective elections. Democrats have engineered a coalition of race-and-identity based voters who take turns playing various and sundry victim cards, forever with their hands out for something, draining the state dry (and not just the coffers, but LITERALLY draining large portions of the state bone-dry by cutting off waters to farms in a bizarre effort to “protect” a near microscopic smelt).
Democrats are trying to take down Whitman because she is a threat to not just Brown, but also to Boxer…since Carly Fiorina benefits from having Whitman on the ballot…since it’s a strange thought to think someone would vote against Brown for Governor but yet vote for Boxer in the Senate race, when Boxer is essentially Brown but with worse clothes and makeup.
Here’s what the Cocktail Party Republicans typically do in these situations: they cut and run, and default to their position of “just siting home on election day and teaching them a lesson!”.
On this site, we have gone on for thousands of words on the insanity of how conservatives behave themselves on election day whenever they fall into the Democrats’ manipulative traps about “sitting it out and teaching lessons” to various people.
The only lesson that is ever taught in this is that conservatives are fools for listening to the media and doing what Democrats want them to do.
We’ll have to wait to this afternoon to see what the Allred presser is all about, but this is a major Hail Mary Play by Democrats because they feel they are in deep trouble in what should be a reliably blue state. Hence, these theatrics. There’s a great chance this will backfire on the Democrats just as almost all of their tricks and schemes have backfired the last two years…but only if conservatives don’t take this bait and instead call Democrats out for playing these sorts of Alinsky games.
Let’s stay posted on this…and watch in particular the conservative response to this stunt.
Have Republicans learned ANYTHING since Obama’s hit job on Jack Ryan?
Meg Whitman's running for Governor of California…and that makes us wonder what Arnold will be back to
This is interesting, because we expected her to run for a Senate seat in California. That could mean Schwarzenegger’s planning a Senate run himself, and Whitman is instead going for his current job once term-limits end the Terminator’s time in Sacramento.
If not the Senate, then we wonder what will happen with Arnold. He would have made a better Energy Secretary than Steven Chu, because we do not believe someone that professorial will be able to manage the collection of crooks, mobsters, Teamsters, and other personal-agenda-driven, shall we say, characters that stand between the US and comprehensive reform of Energy Policy.
Schwarzenegger, or even better still, Ed Rendell, is what’s needed at Energy. We just don’t believe Chu will cut it, and are afraid of how Energy’s share of the trillion in infrastructure spending will be managed with a brilliant physicist at the helm — who is certainly smart and by all accounts a very nice man, but very smart and very nice in the same mold as all of the academics and professors we’ve known in our lives (some of whom walked around with chalk all over their sweaters or big coffee stains down their shirts, because they were so focused on their equations and lectures that they deliberately paid little attention to everything else).
Physics won’t hold union leaders or corrupt local politicians by the ankles and shake them silly until they let go of the loot they dream of snagging from that enormous spending bill Obama’s promised to sign. Lectures belong in classrooms, and big thinkers are certainly desired in government…if they really can, indeed, crack a few skulls when need be as well.
Since more than a little skull-crackng was required dealing with all of the assorted, shall we say characters, that comprise ebay’s membership, Whitman would make a very interesting governor (and, come to think of it, ALSO a better Energy Secretary than Chu since, honestly, the Secretary doesn’t INVENT new energy sources as much as manage the funds and personnel in a mammoth bureaucracy infested with special interests and corruption). We don’t know who else is planning to run for Governor , but the Golden State would be well-served by the entrepreneur of all entrepreneurs.