Finally, California politics are going to get good!

Today, Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman, announced her candidacy for governor of California.

I’ve been looking forward to this for almost a year. I can’t remember where, but early in 2008, I remember reading/hearing someone mention that she’d make a great conservative candidate for California’s governor. Being a native Californian, I’m excited for the chance to return California to the right side of things.

Meg is a Princeton and Harvard grad. She’s a genuine business person, having risen through the ranks of many great American companies; Hasbro, Stride Rite, Walt Disney Company, and Procter & Gamble. Her greatest contribution to the American economy was the 10 years she led eBay. Yeah, you read that right. One of the Republican candidates for governor of California is not only NOT a politician, not only a woman, but she also lead an awesome tech company. That just makes me all happy inside.

If you want more about her background, go read her Wikipedia page. Then, go check our the just announced, MegWhitman.com.

Don’t know Meg Whitman? Let her introduce herself!

Here’s a few other announcements of her candidacy:

**Update**

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4 thoughts on “Finally, California politics are going to get good!”

  1. This could be VERY good news for California. I’d love to see someone jump in and do away with some of our horrendous policies. Having someone with a business background would be extremely helpful as they’d be less likely to fall for some of the ridiculous spending suggestions that other governors have allowed to occur. And maybe, just maybe, she’d be smart enough to overturn our insane work comp system. In its current form, it actually costs the state MORE because it bankrupts the injured workers so quickly and forces them to either return to work prematurely (thereby causing further injury/disability) or go on welfare. We can’t afford to allow this to continue. I’d also like to think she’d be immune to some of the crazy props, like state-sponsored stem cell research. As a semi-retired nurse, I’m all for stem cell research (my patients were exactly the people who would be helped by medical advances in SCR), but there’s no way the state should be funding it.

    And there you have political outburst for the month of February.

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  2. Yeah, Harley. I understand your concern. I’m not sure if I’m ready to accept that as Californians, we must fight for what we can get. (Like we did with Arnold.)

    However, I believe that the kind of leadership we need must come from outside the political establishment. Raising successful leaders, from the business world, has the potential to draw in a fresh view and perspective. Her support for Mitt Romney tells me that she’s no neo-con, and that’s a good thing.

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  3. As a conservative, I can’t get too excited by what I saw in the wikipedia article. Of course, not living in CA anymore, it doesn’t make any difference to her. This is just more evidence entrenching my conviction that the Republican party as a whole is leaving the conservative values that drew me to it. In the last election, I don’t think I voted for any Republican candidate.

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