Worst Campaign Ever

Katy Grimes: ( read below for an UPDATE) I received a link to a hilarious website today called the “Worst Campaign In History,” done by John and Ken of KFI radio in Southern California. The webpage lists many of the Meg Whitman campaign people, each with a snarky paragraph about their respective campaign crimes.

John and Ken created the site so you can “see for yourself how ridiculous, hilarious, pathetic, dispicable, corny, incompetent, and absolutely unemployable for any job in politics ever again these folks are.”

Called “The Dirty 30,” the site lists such political campaign consultant regulars as Henry Gomez, Whitman’s “top chief,” former California Governor Pete Wilson, campaign consultants Mike Murphy and Rob Stutzman, and identifies Barajas, “Meg Whitmans latino outreach coordinator. Enough said.”

Politicians Kevin McCarthy, Tony Strickland and Darrell Issa are assailed for being connected or supportive of Whitman, but by far the funniest feature was about former Secretary of State (to Ronald Reagan) George Schultz: “is old. We are convinced that he thinks Meg Whitman is Margeret Thatcher, like the real one. Not like he thinks Meg could be like Thatcher, but actually is Margaret Thatcher. Also, we believe that he isnt thinking he is fighting global warming, we believe that he thinks its global war. Schultz did himself no justice by putting his old ass and reputation on the line for Meg, though we are convinced he doesnt actually know any of this anyway.”

By the way – Schultz was born in 1920.

And I agree that Whitman’s campaign was probably one of the worst political debacles, ever.

UPDATE: The link from the “Worst Campaign In History” no longer leads to the John and Ken KFI website – very interesting, and  makes me wonder who really posted this… but it’s still pretty funny.

I hate it when disingenuous political operatives pull this kind of bullcrap, whoever they are. (7:30 p.m.)

– Katy Grimes

NOV. 1, 2010

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  1. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 1 November, 2010, 16:25

    An incompetent, arrogant, aloof billionaire with no political experience is having a problem in her campaign. And that’s news?

    I do feel a tiny bit of sympathy for her. With friends like John and Ken, Jon Fleischmann and the rest of the right-wing crowd, she certainly needs no enemies.

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  2. Montana
    Montana 1 November, 2010, 17:53

    Nutmeg will realize tomorrow that you don’t know California and California doesn’t want you! I will love seeing you eat crow, So Long Nutmeg, see you in the funny papers.

    Nutmeg will lose as will Carly the tremendous failure of HP, don’t come crying to me if the GOP, keeps finding weak candidates, its like Mccain with the half-term Governor Palin all over again, what a joke that was, I mean comedian, talk show guest, commentator, now her new BS on the (of all places) The learning Channel, jack of all trades, master of none.

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  3. John Seiler
    John Seiler 1 November, 2010, 19:42

    Stevefromsacto: John and Ken have opposed Meg all along, and are backing the Libertarian, Ogden.

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  4. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 2 November, 2010, 09:08

    You’re right, John, I forgot to put quote marks around “friends.”

    As to your new found libertarian buddies, how are John and Ken on the war in Afghanistan or defense spending? Real libertarians have problems with both. Do they have the guts to speak out against massive defense spending? I didn’t think so.

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  5. John Seiler
    John Seiler 2 November, 2010, 09:32

    Steve, John and Ken have been against these wars whenever they come up. They’re local guys, so they mostly rant about local and state issues. But they’ve pointed out the idiocy and expense of these wars.

    When they had Whitman on for an hour about 2 months ago, they really ripped her up about her waffling on immigration, Prop. 23, etc. She was completely flustered and couldn’t give coherent answers. That was the beginning of the end for Meg’s campaign, even before the Nanny thing.

    As an old political observer like me, I’m sure that you’d agree that, putting ideology aside and just looking at the mechanics, this was the most inept campaign ever in California, surpassing even Checci and Lungren in 1998.

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