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?
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?