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Meg Whitman: I’m an Unhappy Choice…Comments Disabled

Meg Whitman is down in the polls. Yes, she’s spent $140 million of her own money to get her name out there. Her name is out there. So is all her cash. Neither has impressed Californians. So in Whitman’s new ad she tells us that she knows how we see her as “a billionaire with no government experience.” The thing is – the YouTube comments are disabled. How can she claim she knows how we see her?

From SacBee:

Whitman has poured $8.2 million into campaign literature and mailings, including two editions of a glossy policy magazine mailed to hundreds of thousands of households.

She’s also spent $11.7 million on consultants, including top adviser Mike Murphy, who earns $90,000 a month, close aide Henry Gomez at $36,000 a month and campaign manager Jillian Hasner at $30,000 a month.

Mike Murphy is making $90,000 a month and they can’t hire an intern to scrub the YouTube comments? What are they on a budget? This is the most expensive single campaign for governor in the history of the world and they can’t let random YouTubers leave comments because monitoring could take away from the Whitman wallpapering of 2010? What’s wrong with these people?

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Tina Dupuy: Queen of All Media

542389855_811a187e7b.jpgWe’re not a political site, so we can’t write political things. But HuffPo can… and we, apparently, can on HuffPo. Tina’s take on Sarah Palin is so good, we Dugg it. Our favorite line:

You have to admire someone that will so gleefully defend Sarah Palin. Mike Murphy called her fresh — an ‘anti-politician’. She’s running for something that she…isn’t. Great point.

Great point, indeed.

Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan’s Open Mike

Opps. Conservative pundits Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan had their mikes on while they said what they actually think about VP nominee Sarah Palin. This clip takes place right after the two talked about strategy. Murphy remarked that Palin is “fresh, anti-politician.”

Then when they thought they were off the air:

“It’s over.” “Is that the most qualified woman they could have turned to?” “They went for the political bullshit about narratives.”

We’re cringing.

Time Adds New Political Faces: Mike Murphy to Join as Columnist

swampland_banner.jpgTime is loading up its masthead just in time for round 10(?) of this year’s election season. The magazine has just announced that Mike Murphy, the GOP strategist, long-time friend and adviser of John McCain, and current NBC and MSNBC contributor will be penning a regular column for the magazine. He will also be joining the Time political blog Swampland (our personal favorite) ahead of the Democratic and Republican conventions, which begin next week. His first column is up now (Obama and the working-class voter) and will run in the Sept. 1 issue of the magazine.

Gwen Ifill, the PBS senior correspondent (and our pick to take over Meet the Press) also has a piece in this week’s issue. As well, Time tells us that Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld will be reporting in Denver with Time political team. Hmm, okay! Sort of a strange addition, but one supposes there’s enough politics to go around.