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Tue Feb 23 2010 21:51:45

Meg Whitman Calls on eBay Pals in Latest Campaign Ad

By: Ina Steiner

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Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is saturating the airwaves of California with commercials in her bid to become the next Governor of the state. And this week, she called on former eBay colleagues for help. Her new television commercial begins with Rob Chesnut, former Senior Vice President of Trust and Safety, speaking about Meg Whitman as the following words appear on the screen

"People who worked with Meg Whitman
Trust her to lead."

Here's the rest of the lineup:

Rajiv Dutta - best known in his role as Chief Financial Officer during most of Whitman's tenure

Leonard Speiser - eBay Group Product Manager

Stephanie Tilenius - now Vice President of Commerce for Google, had traveled with Meg around China (Meg self-dubbed the pair, "Thelma and Louise")

Bob Kagle - venture capitalist from Benchmark who was instrumental in bringing Meg Whitman to eBay in 1998. (Benchmark had invested $5 million for a 21.5% stake in the company in 1997.)

Conspicuously absent from the commercial was Pierre Omidyar (the founder of eBay who, with Kagle, brought Meg to eBay).




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by: joe

Tue Feb 23 22:12:27 2010


I have 5 family members living in California, all republicans...not one will vote for Meg Whitman...not one...

Whitman is like Obama, just tell them what they want to hear and lie your A$$ off till they believe you...

Neg Meg 2010

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by: Harriet This user has validated their user name.

Tue Feb 23 22:29:37 2010

I guess JD didn't belong in that ad, LOL.

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by: Patricia

Tue Feb 23 22:48:49 2010

Also conspicuously absent were Ebay's small sellers??? The very same ones she's been bragging about?  Her nose should grow and grow and then fall off!

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by: just a peon

Tue Feb 23 23:21:40 2010

"Stephanie Tilenius - now Vice President of Commerce for Google"

aka "thelma" or "louise" and buddy of margaret whitman.

Well... that's sad... now we know for sure that -- just like ebay -- google will be unrecognizable -- in a bad way -- in no time.

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by: On Lies and Secrets This user has validated their user name.

Tue Feb 23 23:24:30 2010

IMO, running a corporation that has a profit motive and shareholders as a constituency is not an adequate qualification for being a public servant in a high elected office.  IMO, Whitman isn't qualified for the role she is seeking.  A state government is not a corporation and it shouldn't be run like one - citizens have other values that are priories besides ''profits'' and citizens are entitled to several important rights (e.g. human rights and the rights of citizenship as conferred by the U.S. constitution)  that trump those of shareholders.

According to accounts reported in the Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2009/09/25/2208200/whitman-acknowledges-frequen
tly.html),
Whitman has not exercised her basic civic responsibility to vote before 2002!  According to the Sacramento Bee, Whitman herself has stated: ''my voting record is inexcusable.''  IMO, she is not fit to serve if she can't even master the rudiments of citizenship by voting.  She apparently admits that her record is inexcusable, yet she arrogantly continues to run.    

Moreover, IMO, no corporation should be running off of the particular set of ethics that the ebay corporation has.  Whitman instilled these poor values in the ebay corporation during her long tenure there.  

NEG MEG WHITMAN IN 2010

IMO, she is not fit to serve in the office she is seeking.  She has not been a responsible citizen and exercised her civic duty to vote for most of her adult life. How can she arrogantly expect to win anyone else's vote when she hasn't bothered to get up off of her own butt and vote?  This type of arrogance and entitlement is not what any state government needs.  If Whitman is truly interested in serving people by holding an elected office, she should start in her local community - serve on the local school board or city council and learn what it really means to serve a community in the capacity of an elected office.  Working at ebay simply doesn't cut it for the role of governor.

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by: chris

Tue Feb 23 23:33:54 2010

I get email from some liberal orgs that decry Meg Dubbya as someone who simply wants tax breaks for her rich Republican friends. Who knows? She says she'll save money in CA by stripping services for folks who need it while, to repeat things, cutting taxes for her rich fu#k friends.

Who knows if its true?

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by: Californian

Tue Feb 23 23:53:40 2010

Make all the jokes about Meg you want... but for those of us living out here in California, the choice is now clear: Meg Whitman or Jerry Brown.

I don't care what gripes you have with eBay (and I have many), there is no way I will live in a state that is run by Jerry Brown. I'll take the mediocre CEO over the dope-smoking nutball any day of the week.

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by: Buck Efay This user has validated their user name.

Wed Feb 24 00:07:18 2010

Yup, better off to have a sociopath that will cut services & sell state goods on EBAY then a guy that has dedicated his life to public service!

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by: Meg and eBay sell porn, earn billions

Wed Feb 24 00:42:28 2010

Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay: the worlds largest commercial website selling hardcore XXX pornography.

Ebay's ''Everything Else'' section houses ebay and the internet's best kept secret: the biggest global portal for porn shopping on the internet.

All sanctioned, built, and approved by Meg, under her reign. Would love to know how much of her billions came from earnings as a porn merchant.

''Just a venue'', indeed, Meg.

She's a hypocrite. CA voters take note.

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by: unknown This user has validated their user name.

Wed Feb 24 00:44:55 2010

I'll take the nutball, please! :) We've already had 'one Republican outsider' bring - what? - I don't even know what to say here cause I sure didn't want Arnie - to CA, we should have another? And one that doesn't bother to vote? feh

Thanks, Ina, for posting this. I saw the commercial for the first time yesterday and have been trying to figure out who those people were in the ad and why meg wouldn't identify them in it either. She has one still photo of her at some 'ebay live' with one poor seller, no idea who that is.  

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by: Patricia

Wed Feb 24 00:55:08 2010

@Californian - I'm also a Californian - here over 32 years.  We didn't do badly under Jerry Brown - seems to me the state ran a lot smoother back in those days!  Truth is, we could do far far worse....like Meg Whitman - someone who didn't care if California fell into the sea - not even bothering to vote here.  I'm also an Ebay seller for almost 12 years - so you can say I know both Whitman and Brown and Whitman wants in for one reason only....to line HER pockets like she did with ebay!  This woman had nothing but arrogance and disdain for ebay sellers - whatever compassion do you think she'll have for California taxpayers????

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by: Julie

Wed Feb 24 01:15:14 2010


MEG WHITMAN EX-CEO OF EBAY WANTS TO BE GOVENOR OF CALIFORNIA!

MEG WILL RAISE YOUR TAXES!
CHARGE YOU A FEE FOR HAVING TO RAISE YOUR TAXES!
THEN SHE WILL CHARGE YOU A FINAL VALUE FEE FOR RAISING YOUR TAXES!
THEN WHEN YOU PAY YOUR TAXES, SHE WILL DIRECT YOU TO PAYPAL TO PAY FOR THEM AND CHARGE YOU ANOTHER FEE FOR USING PAYPAL TO PAY YOUR TAXES!!!

THINK TWICE CALIFORNIA!


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by: cherie

Wed Feb 24 01:20:32 2010

@On Lies and Secrets: I think you just hit on a slogan: Neg on Meg.

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by: Frank Hartzell

Wed Feb 24 01:22:54 2010

She creeps me out. Ebay is her claim to fame?  Ebay was standing on the right corner at the right moment of history.  I cant see their CFO is somebody to be admired or even their founder. What's the big deal? For this we are going to make somebody governor?  I would put her in the same category as the mayor of our town, or any town. Ebay was a fun and interesting idea with so-so execution which has declined quite a bit, and continues on name recognition mostly. Geez, I sold on old half.com before Ebay bought it and ruined it. I still sell there and Ebay cant figure out how to update the catalog! These guys often make general motors look smart.

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by: Frank Hartzell

Wed Feb 24 01:30:48 2010

Im not that political but the Republican party is about one thing- the big guys screwing the working guys and the poor and the future so a tiny group of people can have way more than anybody can spend. Its empowering big corporations and bankrupting small towns, counties and small business.
That's it. Abortion, gay bashing and the rest of the GOP platform is pure red herring stuff.
Not much of an alternative, but unless you are a billionaire you have to be nuts to vote GOP

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen

Wed Feb 24 03:24:52 2010

As we all know, Meg until recently presided over the world’s most amoral, unethical, disingenuous, unscrupulous, indeed criminal organisation—eBay, that is. With the standard of ethics that she displayed whilst running eBay, the mind boggles at what she could do with the governorship of the state of California.

With Meg as Governor, the “eBafia”, and who knows who else, will undoubtedly be able to carry on facilitating criminal frauds on the whole world with even less risk of some competent authority ever shining a light under this slimy rock.

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by: i agree phil c

Wed Feb 24 04:37:40 2010

I couldn't have said it better. I don't believe the majority of voters can be that dumb to vote for such a corrupt, dishonest harlot of sleeze ebay. Only naive voters or a very few that may have gotten bamboozzled similar to those of bush criminals may will go along with this awful person. May she waste a lot of money and fail. That is my wish.

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by: Mister Tubbles

Wed Feb 24 05:59:31 2010

So Stephanie Tilenius. How's that whole Zappos thing been working out for you???  

What? No Uncle Griff? He must be busy plotting to turn seller's PI over to NAMBLA.

Pierre Omidyar sold his soul years ago. Why should he care who crashes California.

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by: Peanut Gallery

Wed Feb 24 08:03:31 2010

I guess Bernie Madoff and Jeff Skilling were unavailable.

Also, Fruity, I don't have a twitter account so can you please email me. Thanks.

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by: Sheila

Wed Feb 24 08:14:26 2010

I hope Meg spends tons more money on this campaign to no avail. She is the worst candidate for all the reasons already stated. Not voting, her sterling character, all she did to ruin Ebay. Let's not forget she was let go at HP, Hewitt Packard.
I hope she spends all her profits and losses the primary!

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