Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jerry Brown Beats Queen Nutmeg

Well, since she didn't win, this will be my last chance to display my friend Stacia's beautifully Photoshopped image of Meg Whitman's face on the Quaker Oats box. This fine piece of creativity was forwarded and reforwarded every darn where, including a lot of hits one day from Health and Human Services over in Oakland, where clearly those fine folks found it pretty damn funny.

She has not yet given her concession speech, but I'm staying up for it just to see if she handles this decisive stamp of voter disapproval graciously, or if she takes a parting shot at her opponent.

California, we have a long road ahead of us, but I'm glad we're in agreement that lowering taxes for wealthy investors while gutting employee pensions is not the way to go; that deregulating businesses will not cure our ills and in fact tends to cause more problems than create more jobs (ahem Wall Street, ahem BP); and that inviting more corporate influence into public office is something that has not been good for this nation. NOT. GOOD.

Good luck, Jerry Brown -- you're going to need it.

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