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Transcript: Jerry Brown / Meg Whitman debate October 2, 2010 - 10/08/10

... Univision between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman. It was originally at the Fresno Bee but they've since deleted it. I took the copy below from this page and removed his commentary. As far as I know this is an accurate copy of the transcript, but I can't verify that since no other sites seem to have it. Here are some comments on the debate. ----------------- MW = Meg Whitman JB = Jerry Brown MES =...

Brown-Whitman 10/02/10 debate: a very disturbing view of California's future - 10/05/10

... watch Saturday's Jerry Brown / Meg Whitman debate in the California governor's race: I might have ended up defenestrating the TV. The debate provides a very disturbing preview of the Quebec-style future of California and ultimately the U.S. A transcript is here, and I encourage everyone to read it and point out additional things wrong with it in comments. The debate was put on by Univision;...

Meg Whitman employed illegal alien maid: bittersweet justice (Gloria Allred) - 09/29/10

Meg Whitman has a nanny issue: it's been discovered that she employed an illegal alien for nine years. Whitman claims that she fired the housekeeper in question in 2009 right after the housekeeper told her she was here illegally. The housekeeper alleges various forms of abuse and is represented by none other than Gloria Allred. The irony and the bittersweet runs deep: 1. This, to a very small...

Can Meg Whitman answer questions on her own? And, does Chris Christie support open debate? - 09/23/10

... Christie interrupting a heckler at a Meg Whitman event. The heckler - a gadfly named Ed Buck (link) - shouts at Whitman apparently because she won't be taking questions: "What are you hiding? ...You’re looking like Arnold in a dress." It's questionable fail all around: 1. Is Whitman incapable to taking her own questions and responding to hecklers? If - woe be unto us - she becomes California...

Meg Whitman highlights how much she agrees with Jerry Brown, still misleads about immigration - 07/16/10

Meg Whitman offers "Americans must come together to address the problem of illegal immigration" (meg4.me/hvud, [1]), which is basically a rewrite of the previous misleading Whitman editorial about immigration. Since the new editorial and the old one repeat the same lines, see that link for part of why she's misleading, and the below for additional reasons. But, first, here's this admission that...

Meg Whitman backs off workplace inspections for illegal aliens - 07/16/10

... she campaigned this spring, (Meg Whitman) said she would send state and local officials into California businesses to look for illegal immigrants – her own version of federal immigration workplace inspections. But her campaign now says she would wait to act until the federal government institutes a "fail-safe" way for employers to verify workers' status – an effort that has been more than a...

Meg Whitman highlights opposition to Arizona immigration law on Spanish-language billboard - 07/08/10

The pandering by the Meg Whitman campaign has reached a new low, although I fully expect her to get even worse. The latest low is a billboard in Spanish (pictured right or below) which highlights her opposition to both the new Arizona immigration law and to Proposition 187. The story about this (link) says that's a Whitman billboard and the picture is a screengrab of a video, so I'm assuming that...

Meg Whitman panders to Hispanics; ad opposes Arizona law and Prop 187; Meg's Fantasy World - 06/20/10

California governor candidate Meg Whitman has launched a new Hispanic outreach (megwhitman.com/latinos.php), including a few ads and a list of places to blog [1] (visit those and offer rebuttals). Two of the ads are in Spanish and the English/Spanish scripts are at [2]. The video of one of those is at peekURL.com/vc859ap and the description provided is that it "highlights why Meg is a different...

California primary: Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina win; Gavin Newsom, Abel Maldonado? - 06/08/10

... Republican nomination for governor is Meg Whitman; she has 63.8% at post time versus 26.4% for Steve Poizner. She supports comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) and expect a series of hacks to use her victory to falsely claim that running strong against illegal immigration is a losing issue. She's not an option; Jerry Brown is the better choice as described below. * At post time, Gavin...

Unqualified: Meg Whitman doesn't understand how fundamental immigration is - 05/29/10

... California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman showed once again that she's not qualified for the job she seeks. Specifically, she expressed to The Politico [1] her dismay at her Republican opponent Steve Poizner raising the issue of immigration and said: "You haven’t seen an ad from me with the border fence... [2] That has been Steve’s campaign. My campaign has been around jobs and spending and...

Meg Whitman opposes Arizona immigration law (Jerry Brown too; Poizner will wait and see) - 04/27/10

... illegal immigration law (link): Meg Whitman was, of course, on the wrong side: "I think there's just better ways to solve this problem... I'm a big believer in, 'What are the two or three things that will make the biggest difference here?'" She then mentioned her immigration proposals, some of which have already been dealt with here and here. The AP reporter also writes: Whitman declined to say...

Amy Chance of SacBee misleads about "amnesty" (Steve Poizner's anti-Meg Whitman ad) - 04/10/10

... [1]. Referring to a recent anti-Meg Whitman ad from Steve Poizner which claims that Whitman "supports Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens", Chance writes: "Amnesty" is a hot-button term that exaggerates Whitman's views on illegal immigration. She said in October she supports a policy "where people stand at the back of the line, they pay a fine, they do some things that would ultimately allow a...

Amnesty supporter Meg Whitman misleads about immigration - 03/30/10

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman offers a guest editorial entitled "immigration reform, with respect" (link). Here are some of the ways she's trying to mislead voters. She says: California has the most to gain from sensible immigration reform, and the most to lose from the failed status quo... While I am a strong proponent of legal immigration, I am 100% opposed to granting amnesty...

Whatever else, Steve Poizner is better than Meg Whitman on immigration (California Republican governor candidates) - 03/11/10

... California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman visited the border and spouted a series of "business-friendly" immigration talking points; it was like if you could find a Tamar Jacoby talking doll on eBay, but without the latter's self-awareness. Then, last month she gave in to the far-left and turned her back on a supporter who'd inartfully complained about being called a racist. So, if you care...

Cowardly Meg Whitman disavows councilman who complained about being unjustly called "racist" - 02/03/10

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has shown that she has little backbone, distancing herself from and disavowing the endorsement of a local official who - after complaining about being unjustly called a racist - has been the target of a leftwing smear campaign. Think of this as yet another "pre-Arnold" example of how she'd govern: cutting and running and giving the far-left more...

Meg Whitman spouts amnesty talking points (California governor candidate) - 10/29/09

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is apparently like a talking doll you might find on that site, except in this case she says pro-business, pro-massive/illegal immigration talking points. Speaking at the border (link): [She said] it is “simply not practical” to deport the estimated 12.5 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States. (note: see deportations false choice) The...