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Meg Whitman’s November Landslide

Posted on | September 9, 2010 | 10 Comments

This is the safest political prediction of the year. Not because Meg Whitman is all that, you understand. But not even Californians are so stupidly liberal as to elect Jerry Brown, who recently announced his solution to the state’s fiscal catastrophe:

“I have a plan; I’ll tell you after the election.”

The California GOP could nominate Charles Manson for governor and still beat Jerry Brown. So if Meg Whitman goes on a mass-murder spree between now and Nov. 2, don’t sweat it.


10 Responses to “Meg Whitman’s November Landslide”

  1. Peregrine John
    September 9th, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    I dunno. I’m in Los Angeles right now, and untold thousands of people within a half mile of me are intelligent and rational until they vote, which is when the brainwashing kicks in and all sorts of strange behaviors occur. Many thousands of others (c.f. recent riots) actually are too stupid to do anything but look for the (D).

    You may well be correct, and by the Holy Gipper’s Soundbites I hope you are; but I’ll not rest until it’s time to grab popcorn and watch CaNOW deal with our first female governor being a Republican.

  2. Wondering Jew
    September 9th, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    Um. . . Wish this was true, but demographic changes mean there is a built in demographic majority for the Dems here and they want handouts– they don’t care so much about good governance.

    I think that Whitman will probably pull it out because it is a good year for the Republicans and Jerry Brown is the most tired old establishment political hack you could imagine.

    But it’s going to be close– and that tells you all you need to know about the future of California politics– and the future of America.

  3. JSF
    September 9th, 2010 @ 11:48 am


    Whitman’s people abandoned Los Angeles. In none of her policy books does she mention how to keep the The Industry (movie and TV) in LA.

    If Brown has no plan after the election (Check out his TV ad, he is campaigning to Whitman’s RIGHT. Whisky Tango Foxtrot?!?!, Whitman is picking and choosing where to fight

    This is a devil’s choice, Whitman is another Gov. Arnold All About Me term.

    Steve Poizner should have won the primary, he knew how to fight statewide. He did it once before.

  4. Peregrine John
    September 9th, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

    You’re right, JSF, but I think that the value of holding one’s nose, picking the lesser of 2 evils (or picking the lesser nose, whatever), or insert favorite no-good-choice metaphor here, has been pretty well established. A lot of people have, in the laudable service of punishing a GOP that got stuck on stupid, voted Real Democrat instead of RINO, with the obvious thought, “With such a small difference, how bad could it be?”

    I think we have ample example, now, of exactly how bad it could be. Poizner would have been the better choice. But all I want Brown to do for me today is retire.

  5. JSF
    September 9th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm


    Thanks for the response.

    However, whatever problems CA has had the pst few years, people blame Gov. Arnold with the R next to his name and not the Imperial Democrats in the Assembly and State Senate.

    Like giving Obama and the national Democrats the keys to the Kingdom (or actually try to win back the Statehouse), the backlash helped the GOP.

    Again, it’s semi-personal that Whitman and her people abandoned Los Angeles. They have no understand of the 2010 GOP tide, and that’s hurting outr candidates Down Ticket.