|Sun Sept 21 2008 09:17:45|
Bidding for Politics. Will She or Won't She?
By: Nikki Ballard
Meg Whitman appears to be awaiting divine guidance concerning her possible future run for governor of California. Appearing in Los Angeles at a Town Hall LA event of about 100 people Thursday evening, Whitman first said she would discuss her time at eBay but acquiesced to the crowd's interest in McCain's views on the current economy.
At one point, when asked about her own political aspirations, she replied, "My job through the election is 150 percent John McCain. And then we'll see at the end of the year what the right thing to do. I'm a big believer that these things will reveal themselves."
Whitman's demurs come at a time when current Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is confronting ever-declining public approval ratings due in part to the state's budget impasse. With Schwarzenegger also facing a recall attempt launched by the state's powerful prison guard union (his term runs for another two years), one wonders if Whitman sees herself as the knight in shining armor who can preserve not only the Republican party's hold on the governor's office but rescue the state of California along with it.
Nikki Ballard is Contributing News Editor for AuctionBytes NewsFlash. She is a freelance writer/editor and sometimes professional quilter. She presently lives in southern California. Email her at: quiltersartifacts @ yahoo.com.