Meg disses Poizner

John Seiler:

Amateur Meg just keeps making mistake after mistake after mistake. Her latest: Attacking primary opponent Steve Poizner about putting employees on unpaid leave at his department. As Poizner quipped, she apparently hadn’t heard that she already had beaten him in the June primary.

Instead of attacking, she should be courting Poizner, saying stuff like, “Steve and I disagree on some things. But fundamentally we both want to restore Califronia to greatness. I’m sure I’ll be consulting him once I become governor.” Look how two pros, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, embraced their opponents after defeating them.

Meg’s catty attack on Poizner reminds me of how during the primary she attacked Tom McClintock, who wasn’t even running, but who had endorsed Poizner. I criticized her at the time here on As I pointed out, “Meg herself is an obvious amateur in California politics. Until she ran, she probably thought McClintock was a John Wayne movie.”

More than three months later, she still hasn’t learned.

Wait, there’s more!

Tom McClintock just announced that he’s “still not prepared” to endorse her. Why should he? She insulted him for no reason. And he stands for the opposite of what she does, beginning with her opposition to Prop. 23, which would repeal the jobs-killing AB 32.

Backing her would tarnish his sterling reputation in California politics. So I hope he doesn’t.

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