Former Dictator of a corporate Evil Empire Meg Whitman may be running for California Governor. Yuck!
From the San Jose Mercury 2/9/09.
Former eBay chief Meg Whitman on Monday edged toward an almost certain run for California governor in 2010, setting up a likely clash for the Republican nomination between two wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
In case you've ever wondered why I link to EBay Sucks, it's because I had a really rotten experience with Meg Whitman's company. (She was in charge at the time.)
This seller was running a scam. I refused to go along with it. I reported the scam to EBay. I dutifully gave the seller negative feedback, sticking to EBay's guidelines about being factual. The scam artist retaliated by libeling me. I tried to get EBay to remove the libelous content. They refused.
They said that they ran an investigation, but wouldn't tell me the outcome out of alleged privacy concerns for the seller. So, I checked the seller's auctions, and the seller continued to run the same scam.
I tried eight or nine times before EBay was willing to cancel my account.
I hate EBay! I hate Meg Whitman! I hope she suffers a humiliating defeat and that her former company goes bankrupt!
There. I feel better now.
Christopher at From the Left is discussing the politics of it all, including Whitman's heterosexism.