By Richie Ross
Special to Calbuzz
There aren’t many people having fun in politics anymore.
Just when I was resigning myself to this terrible reality along comes a group of women lawyers who represent women who get injured at work.
True, that’s an unlikely source of a genuinely fun idea.
But they saw a great irony in the campaign for governor: Meg Whitman, the only woman running, only praises the current Governor (of her own party) for his only achievement – workers compensation reform. The irony is that Arnold’s big achievement legalized discrimination against women with any sign of osteoporosis or any genetic predisposition to things like hypertension.
So what’s funny about that?
eMeg says her eBay auctions have empowered thousands of women who sell stuff for their own kitchen-table businesses. So why not raise money from women to help a Democratic candidate who will undo Arnold’s gender discrimination that the only woman candidate thinks is great?
But where’s the fun?
The attorney group named their fundraising effort “Injured Women After Reform” and shortened it to “iWar on eBay.”
Clever name. Nice logo. Are we having fun yet?
The group has begun collecting items for their eBay auction site, starting with a copy of voter registrar’s documents showing eMeg’s famous non-registration record, along with a nice narrative of her spotty voting habit.
Bids open at $250 for this historical document. C’mon, that’s serious fun. You can bid on it.
iWar on eBay.com.
Richie Ross’s proposal for baseball arbitration to solve Calfornia’s budget wars is looking really, really good.