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Meg Whitman

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Governor Jerry Brown's Actions on Immigrant Legislation Draws Ire from Advocates

    With a midnight deadline looming, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the Trust Act yesterday calling it "fatally flawed" while singing into law legislation on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits under President Obama's deferred action policy. The National Day Laborer Organ ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Democrat Michele Martinez Trying to Get Republican Latino Support in Bid for 69th Assembly District

    ​Supporters of SanTana councilwoman and 69th Assembly District candidate Michele Martinez try to paint her as a liberal lioness, a progressive puma, but anyone who has tracked her career knows that Martinez is a craven opportunist who'll side with whomever will guarantee her a shot at victory. Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Lincoln Club of Orange County Proposes "Legalization" Path For Illegal Immigrants: Permanent Serfdom for Mexicans

    ​In the most hilariously misguided local effort to get Latinos to vote Republican since Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina downed tequila shots in Newport Beach, the Lincoln Club of Orange County, that august group of rainmakers whose donations make or break candidates and issues, have proposed a way t ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Announcing 'Gustavo's Awesome Lecture Series!' at the Fullerton Public Library: Love and Rockets, Taco Trucks, and More!

    ​Given the overwhelming success organizers had with lectures at the Fullerton Public Library regarding the Alex Bernal housing-desegregation case and Lalo Alcaraz, the Fullerton Public Library and Cal State Fullerton's Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (for which I'm a part-time lecturer) ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Van Tran Move Makes Sacramento Bee's "Worst" List

    Van Tran ​There's no doubt that three months before the November election polling showed Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez might be in danger of losing to Little Saigon state Assemblyman Van Tran.To thwart Tran's potential rise, Sanchez--already known as a tireless campaigner--doubled he ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Top 15 Notable OC Quotes of 2010

    Rev. Schuller: Give me mo' money!​15. "I want to tongue every inch of you because I love you."--A text message Oxford Academy high-school history teacher Christopher John Ontiveros allegedly sent to a 17-year-old female student before his arrest for sex crimes.14. "[Barney Frank] will be shot dead ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: The Block to Change Name, Add More Outlet StoresComment by LES: How about the Orange Barrio Outlet? Once it catches on, people will say "Let's go to OBO", and watch the gang bangers walk around aimlessly.Comment by NAMELESS: "The Orange Barrio Outlet" Racism, for the win.

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    November 15, 2010

    Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore's Choice for Governor, is Now a "Self-Funded Dilettante"

    ​Chuck DeVore, who is leaving his Irvine-based state Assembly seat for private life after losing the U.S. Senate GOP primary to eventual general election loser Carly Fiorina, posted this on his Facebook page Oct. 4:"If we are to win and provide an opportunity to enact our ideas, we need to vote fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Latino Voters Influence Felt Beyond Brown and Boxer in California, Claim Advocates

    ​Should we credit/blame Latino voters for Jerry Brown returning to the governor's office, Barbara Boxer remaining in the U.S. Senate and Democrats not only holding the nation's upper house but picking up a seat in the California Assembly? Latino advocacy groups think so.

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    A Night to Dismember the Democrats

    Election 2010: Scenes from some of the few races where Dems didn't get tsunami'd

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Election 2010: Gustavo Drinks Through the Election, Or: Trashing the Dems and Bashing Whitman

    ​Updated throughout the day, with the freshest post on top. Click after the jump for vignettes on Barbara Coe, Loretta Sanchez, Meg Whitman, and Borat!Midnight. Drink of choice: Alka-Seltzer...my pockets hurt. Loretta Sanchez has pulled away by thousands of votes, but we'll wait until the official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Election 2010: Coker is Spun, Polled, Teabagged

    ​1:28 p.m.: Orange County agreed with state voters on most ballot initiatives, although more of us did want to keep choking on polluted air until the unemployment rate drops and most like the state budget approval process to remain fucked-up, thank you very much (probably because many are philosop ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    OC's Scariest People

    Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Did Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger "Sandbag" Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown?

    ​KNBC/Channel 4 political reporter Conan Nolan is raising a very plausible notion: that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger--likely miffed over negative portrayals of the Governator by Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman--"sandbagged" both candidates.And it all went down in Long Beach, where Shriver i ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    New York Times Data: OC Elections Aren't Really Contests

    Ed Royce: Shoo-in elections are fun.​Do we have real congressional election contests in the Orange County/Long Beach area or, despite all the hullabaloo, is the whole affair preordained?Data from The New York Times, based on FiveThirtyEight Forecasts, shows the answer isn't necessarily uplifting. ... More >>

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    October 24, 2010

    Sunday News Notes: Reg Slams Loretta Sanchez

    ​Local news highlights include:Register against Loretta Sanchez but drags out marijuana stanceThe editorial staff of the OC Register has declared itself for congressional candidate Van Tran, a Republican; U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a Republican; and Whitman, yep, a Republican. "From our ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Orange County DREAM Team Protests Outside Meg Whitman's Santa Ana Offices Over Whitman's Anti-Undocumented College Student Stance

    ​Meg Whitman can down all the tequila shots with vendidos that she wants, but the fact is that the Republican gubernatorial candidate's name is mud with most any Latino voter in California. Her alliance with former California governor Pete Wilson might've played well with the CCIR crowd but antago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Meg Whitman in Garden Grove Today Telling The Jobbed How She is Going to Create Jobs

    ​Meg Whitman, your Republican nominee for governor, tours Earth Friendly Products in Garden Grove at 10 this morning, before pausing to tell workers how she is going to create jobs.Great. But why share her cure with a bunch of people who already have jobs? Why not face the huddled masses yearning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Meg Whitman, Direct From My Mailbox

    ​Four fliers delivered to my mailbox this afternoon bring to mind instant images of Meg Whitman, your Republican nominee for governor of California. What follows is the actual order I pulled these fliers out of the box at Casa de Coker:

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Gets the Worm at Tequila Summit

    ​When it comes to the four major party candidates for California's highest state offices this November--Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman for governor and Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and Republican Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate--it is Fiorina who has so established herself as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    Happy 10-10-10 to you.​Weekend news highlights from various media sources include:Fred Phelps thinks he knows whyYou can thank UC Irvine researchers for this good news: The future "Big One" earthquake along the San Andreas fault will be much worse and much sooner than previously expected, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    2012 Election: Tea Party Out, Weed Party In?

    ​The California campaign for Prop 19 this November is searching couch cushions for loose change, but that has not stopped chatter to get marijuana-legalization initiatives on more state ballots to drive Democrats to the polls in 2012.

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    September 29, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Will Maid's "Explosive Allegations" Sink Meg Whitman's Latino Outreach?

    ​UPDATE: New details throughout . . . Billionaire Meg Whitman exploited a Latina housekeeper the GOP nominee for California governor knew was in the country illegally, alleged celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred this morning, setting off an array of charges and counter-charges.

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    September 26, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​News highlights include:Meg Whitman's cash is buying her second placeCathleen Decker of the LA Times reports that new polling shows Jerry Brown gaining a "slight edge" over Meg Whitman and that Barbara Boxer has "opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate. ... More >>

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    September 5, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    OC Dems party at the zoo​Today's local highlights include:Jerry Brown enjoys OC lovefest at zooDuring a Labor Day weekend party sponsored by local unions and inside the Santa Ana Zoo, attendees treated Jerry Brown, the state's current AG who wants to be governor again, like a rock star. Seema Meht ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Jerry Brown: Gay Weddings Can Resume

    ​"With Prop 8 resoundingly rejected in federal court, there is no reason marriages can't resume now."Jerry Brown, who wants to be California's next governor (again) posted that on his Twitter page less than an hour ago.However, as the Golden State's current attorney general, he has done much more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Will Meg Whitman's Stands Against Prop. 187 and Arizona's SB 1070 Chill Her Likely Voters?

    ​We told you here how California Democrats are hopeful the marijuana-legalization initiative will help the ticket in November despite the party's gubernatorial nominee coming out against it.Republicans are hopeful the anti-immigration fervor does the same for their ticket despite the party's guber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Feinstein Leads Opposition to Prop. 19, But Sting is For It and Rohrabacher's Not Sure

    Illustration by Jay Brockman​Dianne Feinstein, our U.S. senator who is not up for reelection this November, joins Reps. Darrell Issa (R-San Diego) and Lynn Woolsey (D-Marin) and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in coming out against Prop. 19, the marijuana legalization initiati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Today's Best Quote

    Goodbye guv​"He calls himself the green governor and I would agree with that. He's molding."--Irvine insurance broker Ira Forkish in today's Washington Post article, "Arnold Schwarzenegger on the outs in California's Republican Party." Among other points, Sandhya Somashekhar's story notes that Sch ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010

    She's Still the Sheriff

    On the night declared the start of 'the year of the woman,' Sheriff Sandra Hutchens wins big enough to avoid a run-off with either the tea-party guy or the OC Republican-establishment guy

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    [UPDATED] Primary Election 2010: Media Forces Unite, and the GOP Senate Parties

    The blurry end.​12:56 Downstairs, in the lobby bar, there is still a decent sized crowd of very well dressed people clutching cold drinks. The general idea is that government as business is back, and it's riding on the backs of women. Though I don't hear much political banter and as far as I can t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    How Far Can Anti-Immigrant Campaigning Take You in OC? For Bill Hunt and Steve Poizner, NOWHERE

    Hunt: May you surround yourself with sane people next time...​I was in San Francisco all of yesterday, so couldn't join in the election coverage like Coker, Scott, Spencer, and Megan. But I spent most of last night in a hotel room updating the Orange County Registrar of Voters website, sure that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Today's Important Unimportant Election, From My TV Screen to Your Computer/Phone Screen

    ​11:15 p.m.: Don't be surprised if KOCE is accused of turning over its election coverage to that rare Orange County bird known as the "Democrat." The "live, election night edition of Real Orange" came from the Artists Village in Santa Ana, OC's version of Havana. Their election expert was the Voic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Meg Whitman and Condoleezza Rice, Together at Last Tonight in Irvine

    ​Meg Whitman and Condoleezza Rice appear together at an Irvine fund-raising event tonight.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    OC Republicans Think Tom Campbell Is Running For Governor!

    R. Scott MoxleyNote the lower left corner of the OCGOP website​Earth to Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh. 

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    April 8, 2010

    Meg Whitman: Spend It If You've Got It

    Photo by Christopher VictorioMeg Whitman campaigns in Buena Park.​Money is not an issue for Meg Whitman as she seeks the governor's office. She has vowed to spend $150 million of her own money, if that is what it takes to win. With seven months until election day, she's well on her way.Chase Davis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    10 Reasons God Hates California

    ​Considering Sunday's 7.2 earthquake just south of California's border with Mexico, the 4.1 shaker six miles southwest of Malibu and assorted aftershocks felt up and down the state as this is banged out with fingers crossed, it's obvious God is peeved at something. Before Pat Robertston, Wiley Dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Governor Candidates, Humboldt County Pot Growers Agree: No on Legalization!

    Jerry Brown: "I've already indicated that that's not a provision I am likely to support."​The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 was certified for November's ballot this week after backers turned in signatures from hundreds of thousands of California voters, but the three top candid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Meg Whitman Talks Tough, But She Pussied Out on Union-Pension Reforms

    Photo by Christopher VictorioMeg Whitman presses the flesh in Buena Park earlier this month.​California governor wannabe Meg Whitman won Monday's GOP debate in Costa Mesa, according to dean of Capitol muckrakers Dan Walters ("an indirect win"), conservative blogger Eric Hogue ("a win by split deci ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Bloodless Execution

    [Moxley Confidential] Is GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman really Arnold Schwarzenegger with a skirt?

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Meg Whitman Gubernatorial Campaign's Media Buy Shocks Observers

    "These are some big fuckin' numbers. She's buying the whole shebang." --Bill Carrick, veteran Democratic media consultant, after reviewing the Gross Rating Point report measuring the size and reach of the Meg Whitman gubernatorial campaign's current advertising buy. The broadcast schedule in 11 Cali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    John Eastman Outflanks Republicans In California AG Race

    (photo by Chris Victorio / OC Weekly)John Eastman: "I ain't evolving!"​It looked as if someone had placed a lamp in the middle of the California Republican Assembly (CRA) state convention last Saturday, but it was actually a delegate wearing a straw hat with tea bags hanging from the brim. The sym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    One Paper Questions Poizner's Fitness to Govern, Another Makes Same Case Against Whitman

    Steve Poizner photo by Jack GouldWhitman for sale; heil, Poizner!​From Los Angeles Times Capitol Journal columnist George Skelton: Steve Poizner's Wild-Eyed Accusations Against Meg Whitman Don't Bode Well: The GOP gubernatorial candidate alleges his opponent used attempted bribery and extortion to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    High Bid for Orange County Fairgrounds is Low

    ​It was revealed today that Craig Realty Group of Newport Beach was the high bidder in the state's auction of the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa--with a bid that was much lower than the $96 million to $180 million the 150-acre property had been expected to fetch.The owner of several outle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Gavin Newsom Drops Out of Governor Race

    ​Not OC news, but we are in California: San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has dropped out of the race to be governor.It now looks like Attorney General Jerry Brown--you know, the crusty guy who used to be governor--faces very little Democratic primary opposition. Meanwhile, the Republican nominatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Twitter Provides Questions for a Gubernatorial Debate You Won't Attend

    Tom Campbell and Steve Poizner​So much to learn.Did you know that there is a Chapman University System? That there's a university in Irvine that's a part of that system? That this university will host two a debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates? And that members of the public had a ch ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    What Are Birthers Doing Hanging With Top Repubs In Newport?

    ​Matt Coker already did a nice job previewing the Western Conservative Political Action Conference taking place today and tomorrow at the Radisson in Newport Beach. But the Washington Independent's David Weigel -- who loves Orly Taitz as much as we do -- points out that  this conference isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Weekend Forecast for Newport Beach: Very, Very, Very Conservative

    Andrew Breitbart: From Fox News to Newport Beach​What would you do if you found out conservatives Andrew Breitbart, Jim Lacy, Tom Fuentes, Bruce Herschesohn, Sir Eldon Griffiths, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Meg Whitman, Chuck DeVore, Jeff Miller, Ralph Reed, Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Jerry Brown Wants Your Green

    Courtesy of Jerry Brown 2010Buddy comedy stars Sean Penn and Jerry Brown.With the Golden State crumbling around the feet of the Democratic Party and an ineffective, GOP-loathed Republican governor, billionaires Meg Whitman (of CEO of eBay fame) and Steve Poizner (of state insurance commissioner and ... More >>

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