Wednesday Night Open Thread: Whitman and All Else
Here are the documents Meg Whitman says her housekeeper gave her in 2000. I'm not impressed by the housekeeper's story, but that might be because of her lawyer. (I like Gloria, but I've never bought into any of her clients' "victim" stories over the years, starting with the woman who claimed Marv Albert bit her.) They seem to start with a grain of fact,and then get blown out of proportion with far too little later on to back them up.
And didn't she pull a similar stunt a month before the recall election in which Gray Davis got sacked and Arnie became Governor - coming forward with a woman who claimed she was groped?
Miller first surfaced around midday on October 6, the day before the recall election, front and center at a news conference called by Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, California’s pugilistic defender of women’s rights. Miller told the assembled media that Schwarzenegger groped her on two occasions while she was a stunt double in the films The Terminator and True Lies.
Whitman's version of the sequence of events sounds plausible, although a little too much like "Don't ask, don't tell" -- and this all could be retaliation over being fired, after Mrs. Diaz "told." The truth is probably in the middle. [More...]
And there's Jerry Brown, trying to capitalize on the unproven allegations against Whitman. Why am I not surprised?
What I find interesting is the headlines. Some say "Whitman Admits" while others say "Whitman Denies" yet all the articles, however headlined, basically relate the same facts. Spin.
So will this turn out to be a $119 million mistake for Whitman? Or, like Arnold, much ado about nothing?
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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