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

The following is the transcript of the October 2, 2010 debate on Univision between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman. It was originally at the Fresno Bee but they've since deleted it.

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

It's a good thing I didn't 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.

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 extent, helps explain why our elites support massive and illegal immigration: for purely personal corrupt reasons. Why hire a demanding American citizen when you can hire two compliant illegal aliens? 2...

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

The video at (or ) shows New Jersey governor Chris Christie interrupting a heckler at a Meg Whitman event.

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" (, [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 should be more than a bit shocking to many of the Republicans who chose her over Steve Poizner (bolding added): In this race, my Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, has said very little about most issues...

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

From this: As 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 decade in the making. The article has quotes promoting the program from a "glossy 48-page policy agenda book that Whitman mailed to hundreds of thousands of voters and posted on her campaign...

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 it's been verified as coming from the campaign. And, it matches what she's said in previous pandering attempts, but somehow as a billboard it seems more in-your-face to the millions of Californians...

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 (, 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 and the description provided is that it "highlights why Meg is a different kind of candidate". Indeed: it says "She is the Republican who opposes the Arizona law and opposed Proposition 187." The English-language video is here [3], entitled "Una Nueva California". And, that's...

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

The results of the California primary are not at all pretty from a pro-American immigration position.

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

Earlier this week, 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 education." Needless to say, massive/illegal immigration is deeply intertwined with "jobs and spending and education". Low-skilled illegal aliens are driving down wages and taking...

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

Juliet Williams of the Associated Press asked the three leading California gubernatorial candidates for their positions on Arizona's new illegal immigration law (link

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

Sacramento Bee Political Editor Amy Chance offers "Ad Watch: Poizner launches largely misleading attack on Whitman" [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 path to legalization." Now she says she was referring to creating a guest worker...

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 to immigrants who entered the country illegally. Whitman has already made it clear that she does in fact support amnesty, she just doesn't call it amnesty. In the quote at the last link she supports a...

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

Back in October, 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 about the issues we cover here, she's not an option (unless she wins the primary and, say, her Democratic opponent is Nativo Lopez). Whitman is competing with California insurance...

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 power rather than taking them on. The backstory is described here: (At an event, Santa Clarita councilman Bob Kellar) lamented the financial and public safety burdens he believed to be a result of rampant...

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 candidate, 53, said the solution is to find a mechanism that allows them to live here legally. "Can we get a fair program where people stand at the back of the line (note: see immigration line), they pay a...