Shy Meg

by CalWatchdog Staff | February 15, 2010 8:34 pm

Nine days ago on this blog I noted[1] that Meg Whitman was wrong in being afraid to debate opponent Steve Poizner.

The meme [2]has gone viral[3], and my favorite California columnist, veteran Dan Walters, writes[4]:

Tellingly, too, Whitman has shunned almost all debates, including one that the Republican Party wanted to stage at its upcoming state convention, although she and Poizner will appear before a gathering of fat-cat Republicans in Orange County soon thereafter.

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….

If Poizner cannot exploit her cowardice, Jerry Brown surely will.

Right. Although maybe it’s just shyness. Call her Shy Meg.

–John Seiler

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