Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Borrowing from Bob Dole

Could failed California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman be taking a page from Bob Dole's post-candidacy handbook?  Signs point to yes: she'll be featured on local Sacramento television station KCRA this evening shopping at Costco. Star-Billionaires - they're just like us!

For those two young or just to busy to recall, failed presidential candidate Bob Dole emerged from the wreckage of that campaign to be a pretty damn likeable guy.  He's neither the first nor last candidate to be convinced to hide his personality and go hard-core in pursuit of higher office.  During the presidential campaign, Dole was stiff, unfunny - he was a cranky old man. After? He was the best Daily Show guest and eventual Daily Show correspondent ever. Yes, really. Yes, that Bob Dole.

So it's time for Meg to show she's a person.  It is remarkable: a wealthy person who still eats food and needs to leave the house to acquire it. Food and household supplies. Wow.  What's the end game on this too-little-too-late effort to play nice with the media and show nice to the public? Guess we'll have to wait to see.

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