This just in: Meg Whitman, the former president and CEO of eBay, announced this week that she is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of California. There is expected to be a good deal of competition for the nomination as current governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is barred from seeking another term. (Am waiting to see which newspaper runs the headline "Schwarzenegger Terminated" or "Hasta la vista, Ahnold" in November 2010.)
Despite the competition, Whitman is confident that hers will be the winning bid. (Due to electoral law, Whitman was barred from buying the election outright.) Her solution to solving California's economic problems: she intends to put all state and local contracts, as well as most of Silicon Valley, up for bid on eBay.
In other gubernatorial news, yesterday was Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's birthday. And the nice folks over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on MSNBC put together this tribute to the former Republican Vice-Presidential candidate:
Late Night Open Thread
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