Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meg Whitman announces she's running for governor of California, will auction state on eBay... Plus happy belated birthday to Sarah Palin

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:


Anonymous said...

Too bad McCain/Palin lost...Now we are turning into a Socialist Country...And just passed a bill that ain't gonna do CRAP...except just bring this country into more debt that it won't be able to pay off...Freaking Insane...Thank you President Clinton who allowed people who couldn't afford a mortgage in the first place to get one...SMART...Real SMART!

Dave S. said...

That was an outstanding example of authentic frontier gibberish. I'm especially glad these children were here to see that.

For those of you who were wondering whether it was possible to huff spray paint fumes for eight years straight, the answer appears to be yes.

Scott said...

What do you think the starting bid will be on California? You would be assuming a lot of debt and you would have to deal with celebrities that complain a lot. I think I will buy it, keep the napa valley and sell the rest. Anyone want to go halfsies with me?

J. said...

Can I have Sonoma or Mill Valley, Scott? Then I might consider it. Btw, I think your strategy is a good one as the parts are worth more than the whole.

As for the Anonymous comment, while the Clinton Administration did make it easier for people to buy houses, that was considered a good thing, which the Bush Administration further/actively promoted. I would also like to point out that people need to take personal responsibility for their actions, regardless of their party affiliation. Plenty of people bought homes they knew they couldn't afford and ran up debt on their credit cards, which no one forced them to do.

Also, while the economic recovery package makes me nervous and unhappy, as does the TARP, instead of whining about it, let's pray that they work.

Lastly, it was the Bush Administration that socialized our banks.

Clearly Dave S. is correct -- or the Republicans are suffering from collective amnesia.

The funny Moishie said...

When are you going to start writing for The Onion?

Betty Cracker said...

Hey J, how on earth did you entice wingnut savant Joe the Plumber to comment on your blog? Great get!