Thursday, February 18, 2010

Meg Whitman's Campaign in Quotes

"Whitman's camp insisted she won't attend a debate next month at the Republican state convention in Santa Clara, just 12 miles from her home. Campaign spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said it was still unknown if Whitman will speak to editorial boards"
-Carla Marinucci

"Former eBay executive Meg Whitman , the 2010 gubernatorial candidate who has recently portrayed herself as a 'darned good' conservativeRepublican, endorsed Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2003, records show. "'Whitman contributed $4,000 to Boxer in the 2004 reelection campaign -- and endorsed Boxer as a part of Technology Leaders for Boxer.''
-Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer aide

"Camp Whitman campaign claims to have done 170 interviews over the past year (we're still waiting on seeing the list), but few contain more than a handful of questions. (The reluctance to cut her loose is baffling because Whitman seemed smart, very assured and well-prepared Tuesday -- she's no deer in the headlights.)"
-Joe Garofoli

"Apparently, Whitman and her highly paid advisers believe she can coast to the Republican nomination just by spending tens of millions of dollars on TV and radio ads and making robotic appearances in friendly venues – and perhaps win the governorship the same way. There is, however, a phrase that describes that strategy – arrogant cowardice."
-Dan Walters

"Republican candidate for governor Steve Poizner today revealed intimidation tactics from Meg Whitman in which her top political advisor threatened to spend $40 million “tearing up” Commissioner Poizner. Last week, Meg Whitman's trusted advisor Mike Murphy contacted multiple people connected to the Poizner campaign and attempted to intimidate Poizner out of the race. In return for dropping out, Meg Whitman offered to deliver to Commissioner Poizner the Republican nomination for the 2012 U.S. Senate race against Dianne Feinstein."
-Mark Halperin

"So when Meg Whitman, who's running for governor, chose to hire Mike Murphy, what does it say?"
"It says that she holds Sarah Palin's many fans in the Republican Party in absolute contempt. She thinks so little of them and feels their support is so unwanted for her campaign, that she's going to hire a guy like Mike Murphy, who made more of a name for himself trashing Sarah Palin than he did working for the McCain campaign."
-John Hawkins

"My Voting Record... Is Unacceptable"
-Meg Whitman

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