Nothing like being a woman who gets jeered at a women's
conference, but that was the uncomfortable position Meg Whitman
found herself in after she refused a challenge to pull her negative TV ads. From KQED's John Myers.
"I will take down any ads that could even remotely
be construed as a
personal attack," said Whitman. "But I don't think
we can take down the
ads that talk about where Governor Brown stands on
the issues. I just
think it's not the right thing to do."
"The crowd booed. A lot."
"Schwarzenegger now seemed to be having a ball, leaning
over to Whitman and saying: "Mike Murphy is in the back. He's shvitzing!" (Murphy, a top aide to Whitman, served in the same capacity
for Schwarzenegger in 2003 and 2005.)"
Beyond the campaign imagery, just who is Meg Whitman?
The LA Times's Maria Ganga takes a look.
"The former EBay chief is running on resume, not biography,
to an extent
rarely seen in modern politics. At a time when candidates'
families gambol on stage, and cameras are invited to
watch them ski,
fish and barbecue, Whitman's is still largely unknown..."
"As a result Californians have learned more about Whitman
crises and court cases than they have from the candidate's
For most of her adult life, she did not vote. She has
a temper that can
flare under pressure. Her primary residence and household
modest by billionaires' standards: 3,700 square feet in tony Atherton
for the first, a part-time housekeeper, landscape and pool service for
Could the bombast, hyperbole and pervasive advertising
of a gubernatorial campaign become the trend for judicial races as well? It just might, says the Ventura County Star's Timm