|June 16, 2010|
|Meg Whitman Should Toughen Up Obama|
|By Kevin McCauley|
|"Fighting Meg" Whitman, Republican candidate for governor of California, is a "serious, results-focused boss," according to her campaign spokesperson Sarah Pompei. |
So a "verbal dispute in a high-pressure working environment isn't out of the ordinary." Wow! Thatís not exactly a bid to spin Whitman's '07 shoving of her PR woman who didnít measure to Megís media training standards.
Hard-driving Whitman, the former eBay CEO, believes in the "push comes to shove management philosophy."
Meg, your country needs you. Take a break from the campaign trail and give the White House a call.
President Obama could use some training from Whitman. This blogger doesn't believe he should push BP chief Tony Hayward around the Oval Office when they meet on Wednesday. That would belittle the Office of the President.
Just get in his face. Let the dirty work fall to presidential consigliere Rahm Emmanuel. The chief of staff is a known street-fighter and a strong advocate of never letting a serious crisis go to waste. There are thousands of barrels of BP's oil waste currently in the Gulf.
Emmanuel should mix it up with Tony, as Meg surely would.
One thing for sure: billionaire Whitman, who thinks she can buy the California governorship, won't find opponent Jerry Brown a push-over. When last seen, Brown was sending a pitch letter to prospective donors that featured an attack by Sarah Palin.
Former Governor Moonbeam took Palin's salvo apart piece by piece. He's not going to be a pushover for Whitman and her wall-to-wall political advertising.
Brown likened Whitmanís barrage of commercials to a "ministry of information in a totalitarian state." He told ABC's Diane Sawyer on June 9: "It's an unprecedented control of the channels of communication in a free society. And, yes, that is different. And it is ominous."
Brown is banking on the power of PR to return him to the helm of the Golden State.
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