Pushy California gubernatorial candidate and ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman has given her campaign another $20 million of her personal wealth, bringing the total to $90 million, mostly to win a primary. What is wrong with her?
Whitman, who spent approximately $56 per vote to win her Republican primary, has signaled that she will spend up to $150 million of her own fortune to purchase this election. Who does she think she's kidding? We all know that she'll spend more than that.
She's really confusing the entire world, here, with this incredible desire to purchase the World's Worst Job. California is broke and will be forever until it defaults. If Whitman were to get her $150 million job, she would either have to (a) grovel at Barack Obama's feet for cash, every day or (b) become everyone's favorite politician by instituting harsh austerity measures, like cutting pensions! (She will actually have to do both, simultaneously. While balancing a book on her head.)
Why would her Democratic opponent, ex-Gov. Jerry Brown, want this job, too? Who knows, but he's not spending $150 million of his own money on it! Perhaps he would if he could.
Meg Whitman just wants to be president and needs one of those "governor" jobs on her resume. Which is fine! Go nuts, if that's your thing...