We would have said the concept for this ad was wrong. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not endorsed Meg Whitman. He has been very critical of her “plans” or lack there of. He urged journalists at the LA Press Club Awards this year to ask the tough questions of her. He’s no Whitman fan. He called some of her ideas “bogus.” So if he was to endorse someone to be the next governor of California – by default it would most likely have been Jerry Brown. However, this minute clip of Whitman parroting Schwarzenegger platitudes is pretty stinging…we’re guessing for Schwarzenegger.
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Unvarnished is a Yelp for people. Yes, your awesome boss you can’t fawn over in public? Now there’s a place to park that comment. Also that guy who never shows up on time? There’s a place. Oh and your former CEO who nearly wrecked your company and tanked your pension and is now running for U.S. Senate? She’s on there too. Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are both reviewed by people who know them best, at least in a professional capacity.
They claim they’re on the cutting edge of tech…in this instance they actually are.
These aren’t just random Internet trolls either. The people who have been able to leave reviews on Unvarnished in the beta phase have been by invite only. And in order to leave a review about your colleague, you must be – well colleagues.
Previously on FBLA:
The Curious Case of Carly Fiorina’s Protesters
In last night’s gubernatorial debate, Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown spent over two minutes discussing the word “whore”–a conversation prompted by a Brown aide getting caught calling Whitman a whore on an answering machine. A Google News search for “Meg Whitman” “whore” reveals over 1,000 results as of this afternoon. Will “whore” hurt Brown? Or won’t it?! We’re on the edge of our frickin’ seats.
California sure is a hotbed of important political discourse these days. You’d hardly even know the state is on the verge of defying Federal drug laws and legalizing marijuana in a couple of weeks.
Surprise surprise, another rich, anti-illegal immigrant mouthpiece hired illegal immigrants to tend their palatial grounds. An investigative report by The Nation has revealed that CNN host turned Tea Partier Lou Dobbs “has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.” Dobbs had previously been quoted ranting “the illegal employer is the central issue in this entire mess.”
Dobbs still hosts “The Lou Dobbs Show” on the radio. He’d allegedly been planning a run for office, even the presidency. He’d be wise to check out how Meg Whitman fares in the California gubernatorial race — a billionaire who also hired an illegal worker, and subsequently spewed anti-illegal rhetoric on her campaign trail. If Whitman wins next month, it will show Dobbs that it doesn’t matter if you’re a complete hypocrite. All you have to do is talk a good game and lower taxes for rich people and the dullards of this country will eat up your schtick.
For its next governor, California is in dire need of a dynamic and optimistic grownup, one with the personality, perspective and presence to remind voters that theirs is a fabulously wealthy state and not the downward-spiraling mess that national media reports delight in comparing to Greece or Portugal. We need someone with a Reaganesque talent for revealing to ourselves our own exceptionalism and dismissing the self-doubt of the last decade. We need a Pat Brown or Earl Warren-style focus on our future, with investment in education and infrastructure. And we need a leader deft and clever enough to move Californians away from a three-decade pattern of undermining our own government, checking and counterchecking ourselves with selfish initiatives to lock up special program spending, lock out political decision-making and accountability and lock in a perpetual and destructive budget standoff, year after year.
Fate presents the state instead with two candidates who fall well short of our current needs.
Um, hate to break the news to you guys, but you’ve just described the last…hmmm…30 years of American democracy. And no, we don’t need another Ronald Reagan to delude us into misguided and largely destructive notions of our own self-importance so we can carry on with business as usual.
The Times offered a more hearty, if somewhat contradictory endorsement of Barbara Boxer for senate, over Republican Carly Fiorina. The Times’ editorial suggests Boxer struggles in “exercising influence commensurate with her seniority,” but at the same time suffers from an “assertiveness that often is perceived as arrogance.”
So you’re telling us she’s assertive to the point of arrogance, but fails to assert herself? Alrighty then.
Happy election season everyone!
What do bloggers and maids of indeterminate legal working status have in common? They don’t get paid very well. That is, unless you work for Meg Whitman. Well, as you probably heard, Whitman’s undocumented housekeeper didn’t get paid very well. But her bloggers sure do.
As the Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong reported last week, Whitman has consistently paid upwards of 1,000 percent the market rate for advertising space on the conservative blog Red Country. She’s been paying $15,000 a month for advertising all year for a site that only gets 125,000 unique viewers per month. That’s a buck for every 8 people. Not bad.
In related news, this Fishie would like to announce the launch of his new investigative blog, “Meg Whitman is a strong, family-oriented patriot who’s good for America and California and may just be the female reincarnation of Jesus Christ himself — and Jerry Brown smells like doo doo.”
H/T The eXiled
We’re proud Arnold Schwarzenegger has finally come up with some better digs than calling people “girlie men.” At the LA Press Club Awards ceremony he busted on Anderson Cooper for wearing “the tight t-shirts” and implored the press to ask follow up questions of Meg Whitman‘s plans to cut government jobs in California.
Now he’s making fun of Sarah Palin on Twitter, musing that he’s not able to see Russia. He’s not exactly a Daily Show writer – but this is good for him.
This is why we love politics. The minor-league baseball team River Cats staged a gubernatorial bobblehead giveaway at a game last Friday. The first bobblehead to be sold out would be declared the winner. Would more people line up for Jerry Brown? Or would the masses demand Meg Whitman dolls? The organizers boasted that during the ’08 presidential election River Cats fans went the way of the rest of the country and went for Obama over McCain figurines.
According to River Cats spokesperson Meg Whitman won this last contest. Get your inauguration tickets now…hold on a sec…
Apparently there were – wait for it – voting irregularities!
Okay, Meg, you can stop spamming our media with your commercials now. You’ve won. First the primary against super-wienie Steve Poizner and now a minor-league baseball game knickknack give away. That counts. Call off your constant commercials already!
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Republican Meg Whitman can now claim another endorsement – fans of a Sacramento minor-league baseball team.
The Sacramento River Cats on Friday held their own kind of gubernatorial election – a bobblehead contest. The team gave away 2,500 bobbleheads in the likeness of Whitman and Democratic candidate Jerry Brown.
Team spokeswoman Rebecca Brutlag says the Whitman bobbleheads were snatched up first, making her the winner. The team did not count how many fewer Brown bobbleheads had been distributed when Whitman won.
And yes, in case you are curious, there are more Whitman dolls up for sale on Ebay (as of this posting nine) than Brown dolls (as of this posting six). Also, the Brown bobblehead is going for more money currently. That’s a switch.
Previously on FBLA: Who Will Win Governor Race? Ask the Bobbleheads
It’s no octopus guessing World Cup winners – but that’s not how we treat our sushi in California. No it’s up to a bunch of desk ornaments to guess our next governor.
“There will be 1,250 of each bobblehead and fans can stand in the respective line of whichever doll they would like,” said team spokeswoman Rebecca Brutlag.
The candidate whose doll runs out first will be declared the winner.
Bobbleheads have been an election bellwether in the past. In 2008, the team gave away dolls of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. Brutlag points out that Obama won the bobblehead vote and went on to win the state and the presidency.
Okay, first off – a presidential contest in California is not a “bellwether” – it’s predicting the Democrat will win. But hey, we like Jerry’s Bobblehead, he looks cute. Meg’s is very flattering. She should be pleased too.
The game is tonight. Just smile and nod…er bob.