Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman met in their second gubernatorial debate Sunday night, talking a lot about Barbara Boxer, Al Gore, Goldman
Sachs and immigration.
Evan Halper reports, "Debating for the final time before
next month's primary election, GOP
gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner
on Sunday engaged
in a lively and personal joust, attacking each other's
dealings, political affiliations and consistency on
Few sharp policy
differences emerged amid the accusations of poor character
that were a
departure from the general gentility of their one previous
Whitman against gave a non-apology forher role in cashing in on special IPO stock
deals at Goldman, prompting this response from Poizner: "Wow, you really don't get this, Meg.... Until you
caught, you didn't think anything was wrong. Congress investigated what
you did. They called it 'corrupt.' "
Whitman accused Poizner, who is seeking to position
himself as the more
conservative of the two, with changing his policy
political expedience. Poizner commented that he now
legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants in
Arizona — legislation
he said he opposed until revisions were made in recent
days — and
Whitman called his endorsement "a classic case of Steve
"Since he ran for Assembly in 2004, he has changed his position on every
important thing," said Whitman, who opposes the new Arizona law.
Kevin Yamamura reports both candidates have changed their environmental views.
"Steve Poizner in 2004 vowed to pursue a ban on offshore oil
drilling and wanted to reduce greenhouse gases. He
boasted about signing
up to buy a hybrid car.
"Meg Whitman in 2008 joined an elite group
of leaders on a global warming tour of Norwegian Arctic
launched an initiative to reduce electronic waste as
head of eBay and
donated $300,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund.
Republican gubernatorial candidates have supported
before. But in their appeal to conservative voters
this year, they have
made environmental concerns subordinate to the state's
Dan Weintraub profiles Jerry Brown's campaign manager, Steven Glazer.
"When Steven Glazer first met Jerry Brown,
Mr. Glazer was a student at San Diego State University
and Mr. Brown
was running for re-election as governor of California. More than 30
years later, Mr. Brown is again running for governor.
And this time, Mr.
Glazer is managing his campaign.
"Their enduring relationship is a testament both to
Mr. Glazer’s devotion
to Mr. Brown and to Mr. Brown’s penchant for trusting only a handful of
"Mr. Brown has derided the role of professional consultants
but if there is one on his staff, Mr. Glazer comes
closest to filling
This weekend saw big protests of Arizona's new immigration law around the country, including this one in downtown Los Angeles.
The LAT reports, "Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Cardinal Roger Mahony
joined the crowd and were among the speakers at the
The mayor took the stage to raucous cheers, taking
a moment to groove
to the live band on stage before addressing the crowd. Speaking in
English and Spanish, he called Los Angeles a bilingual city and
expressed strong support for immigration reform.
"Villaraigosa recounted the story of his grandfather
who immigrated to
the city in the early 1900s. He drew loud cheers when he expressed
support for the thousands of illegal immigrants who
children at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Afterward, Mahony spoke, saying "everyone in God's
eyes is legal. We
are all standing with our immigrant brothers and sisters."
Carly Fiorina says she supports Arizona's new immigration law, but doesn't like the "racists tone" surrounding the
Politico reports, "The former Hewlett Packard CEO said
the law’s passage stemmed from
Washington’s failure to address the problem of illegal immigration
through stricter border enforcement and a practical
But when asked in an interview with POLITICO if Republicans
make any changes in their approach to the growing Hispanic
Fiorina replied, "There has been a very unfortunate
racist tone that has
emerged in a lot of the discussion about immigration
inexcusable. We must be a country that welcomes legal
immigrants to this
country. We must be a country that recognizes that
we have industries
like agriculture that have depended on temporary migrant
Today, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the oil
companies who love them will submit signatures to qualify a measure that would
delay implementation of AB 32, the state's greenhouse gas law. Get those reading
glasses ready for the mighty November ballot...
And finally, from our Honeymoons Gone Wrong Files,
"An Australian man pleaded guilty to bigamy after his first wife saw
his second wedding photo in a newspaper and went to
"Nicholas Trikilis, 44, of Conningham pleaded guilty to bigamy,
forgery and giving false information in Hobart Magistrates
Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. Trikilis
forged divorce papers and married his second wife in
court records showed.
"His first wife saw a wedding photo he submitted to
a local newspaper
and reported him to police."