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Brown, Whitman Wrangle Over ‘Whore’ Zinger

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Posted on Oct 13, 2010
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It’s perhaps commendable that repeat California gubernatorial hopeful Jerry Brown didn’t try to avoid the subject during Tuesday night’s debate or deny the existence of his aide’s “whore” slur directed at Republican rival Meg Whitman.

Whitman wasn’t having it when it came to any attempt to brush off or downplay the incident. “I think every Californian, and especially women, know exactly what’s going on here,” she shot back. But Brown was ready for her! Here’s the stilted exchange below.  —KA

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By jmz, October 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment
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Is it more offensive to call a spade, a spade, or a whore, a whore?  I choose the
former…

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, October 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment

Isn’t this just like when in high school?

Or middle school?

Actually, in middle school I do remember those things promised ( not something ridiculous like free ice cream every day ) DID actually get done…

But the children never had a go at each other over what one called the other… this is SO SAD I WANT TO CRY….

Jimmy from 7th grade for California Governor!!!!!

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By omygodnotagain, October 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment

After Arnold who had looks, personality and a bit of the Kennedy magic, we have choice between an ugly, overweight dragon lady and the perennial insider Moonbeam Brown (son of a former Governor). Where are the attractive, articulate, charismatic females, they are all over California, except on the ballot

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By Edsudo, October 14, 2010 at 9:10 am Link to this comment

I wish Jerry Brown had challenged her to prove that she
isn’t a whore!

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By ardee, October 14, 2010 at 8:43 am Link to this comment

Typical Governor Moonbeam and trivial at best. When Whitman notes that slurs have no place in politics she ignores the fact that her ads, from day one, have been exactly that, slurs, lies, innuendos and insults.

I am no subscriber to the “lesser of two evils” voting practice, as I have stated here numerous times. My absentee ballot reflects this belief in its heavily weighted preference for Green Party or Peace and Freedom Party choices. However, when it came time to choose a vote for Governor, I voted emphatically against Whitman and her spending of well over one hundred million dollar effort to buy the office. I voted for Brown ( Moonbeam).

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By Attlee, October 14, 2010 at 2:18 am Link to this comment
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What’s all this brouhaha about using
an appropriate word in appropriately figurative way
to describe that Whitman broad. She IS a whore,
is she not?

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By Pshycobabbler, October 14, 2010 at 12:01 am Link to this comment
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“Slurs and personal attacks, that is not what California is about”

She has never been to California.

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By squeaky jones, October 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm Link to this comment
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I went to K through 12 in California when Jerry Brown was governor. Jerry Brown cares alot, and has great love for the common man, woman ,and child of California. Meg Whitman appears out for herself, and can care less about the ordinary common people of California.

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By RayLan, October 13, 2010 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

American stupidity as its notorious best.

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By Napolean DoneHisPart, October 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment

Meg with her bland talking points, saying nothing while stalking many words, indifferent to those in lower tax brackets and who cannot purchase elections.

Jerry with his off-the-cuff, sounds like he came out of a bar discourse, pedigreed politico resume.

Uh… who else is running for governor?

Do we really need one of those?

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