Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Meg Whitman Gets Summons to Jury Duty

This pic of Queen Nutmeg has nothing to do with this post, other than it's just funny, but I couldn't resist using it again because ... well, it's just funny.

Okay. I've posted this to Facebook already, but I thought I'd share it here too. Apparently the Redwood City courthouse was in a bit of a hum yesterday because who should show up for jury duty herself but Queen Nutmeg Whitman, presently running for Governor of California? Yes indeed, the Queen herself isn't even exempt from doing her civic duty, even though we all are pretty sure she was excused.

But here's the punch line. Overheard in the hallway today during a break from the trial I'm serving on came this gem. From one witness in the case to one of the attorneys about Meg Whitman having to show up: "Serves her right for finally registering to vote."

Hahaha! For those not in the know, Meg Whitman was seriously uninterested in exercising her right to vote for many years; in fact it's only until recently has she shown any interest in the political process at all. You can read about her voting record (or lack thereof) here. She didn't even register as a Republican until three years ago.

You don't really believe she's interested in serving the constituents of California, do you? I have some swampland in the Gobi Desert to sell to you if so. Her interest can be summed up in a single word: SELF.

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