Wednesday, September 23, 2009

California's Celebrity Politics

For political junkies (like me), no other state offers as much entertainment as California. Which celebrity will run for office this time? Having actors as governors and congress persons has become traditional for California.
But I'm seeing a new trend in celebrity candidates this time: the rethugs are turning to female former CEO's of high tech corporations. Meg Whitman of ebay fame is running for Governor, and Carly Fiorina from HP is running for the senate. Both are quite wealthy, so they should have no problem getting their message (government=bad; taxes=bad; wealth=good) out.
We'll see how they do with actual voters, but they certainly represent something new in celebrity politics.

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