Champion cartoonist and Calbuzzer Tom Meyer today presents Peewee Pete Wilson in a cameo role as the BP of California politics, desperately seeking a clean-up solution for the Goldman Sachs-sullied campaign of his protege, Meg Whitman.
The problem for eMeg is that having dug into the public position that she’d done nothing wrong — when, while CEO of eBay, she took initial public offerings of stock at a friends-and-family price from Goldman and then sold those shares for a personal profit — she’s now stuck with the stain of the issue.
Which, of course, is far from the only challenge for Our Meg these days.
At the risk of seeming solipsistic — so unlike us! — it’s pretty clear that all her problems started with eMeg’s ill-advised decision to blow off the standing gracious dinner invitation from Calbuzz (8+ months and counting!)
Or maybe it just seems that way because of the spate of recent stories tracing her troubles to the arrogant belief that she could run a campaign for governor in a fabulously constructed bubble, a bubble-brained idea aimed at shutting out the political press, for which she was ringingly called out by the reliable John Diaz this week, while being nicely dinged by the gaggle over at Newsweek. “I control my media,” indeed.