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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:56 AM
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It's A Prairie Fire! Candidate Meg Whitman's Book Rockets To #42,873 On Amazon
Forget Going Rogue. More like going gone. Yesterday's news. The new Republican blockbuster is Meg Whitman's The Power of Many. It arrives in bookstores Tuesday and as I write this, Monday morning, it's already reached #42,873 on Amazon. It's like a prairie fire.

And she's only spent nineteen million dollars so far, getting her name out. Last week Meg Whitman announced she was putting an additional $20 million into her campaign for Governor of California, on top of that $19 million, for an election that won't be held for ten months. Her platform: Frugality.

At least that's what she says in her radio spots. In the ad campaign that the San Francisco Chronicle estimates costs half a million dollars a week. Maybe she should make an ad that mentions the book.

It's been a rough winter for the Multiple Meg. She did manage to scare off her closest Republican challenger, Tom Campbell, without ever debating him. (He's running for senator now. His platform: Eliminate government jobs. I'm not making that up.) But that was about the only good free press Meg has had.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-kelly/meg-whitmans-...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:58 AM
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1. with a little luck, she'll go broke.
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 08:59 AM by hobbit709
That would be true irony considering her platform.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:24 AM
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2. if she does to california what she did to ebay.....
good luck people of california! we still have some room here in illinois for some of you.
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