Politics Verbatim blog
Who are Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown? Depends who you ask.
Jerryfails.com would have you believe Brown’s life amounts to nothing but “a career politician with a legacy of broken promises and failure.” Meg-a-Myths.com barely stops short of calling Whitman a pathological liar, with Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford explaining the site exists because “Whitman is either incapable or unwilling to tell the truth about Jerry Brown, California or herself. If she won’t, we will.”
By now, we all know that Meg Whitman has spent enough on her gubernatorial campaign to run some small countries -- $99 million and counting -- while Jerry Brown, playing the pauper, has spent a little more on his entire campaign than Whitman has spent on postage (yes, really).
But now that campaign spending has hit high gear, it's time to ask again: What exactly does $99 million buy?
Lots of TV and radio spots, it turns out. More than half of Whitman's spending so far -- about $55 million -- has gone into TV and radio buys. Payments to consultants are ... Read more