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Steve Lopez: Meg Whitman is a hypocrite, not a whore

October 8, 2010 |  3:46 pm

Steve Lopez has some thoughts on someone in Jerry Brown's campaign heard referring to Meg Whitman as a "whore."

"I think we can all agree that it's inappropriate for either Jerry Brown or one of his staffers to refer to Meg Whitman, his rival, as a whore," Lopez writes.

But the bigger issue, Lopez says, is whether or not Whitman is pandering on the issue of public-employee pensions.

Whitman "would have you believe that public-employee unions are public enemy No. 1 and that they've got Brown in their pocket, making him incapable of reining in spending or balancing a budget," he writes. "And yet Meg had agreed to exempt public-safety employees from a pension reform plan in which she would move state workers into 401(k)s. Yeah, she's tough as nails, but she'll sell her soul for an endorsement. If 'whore' is the wrong word for that, is 'hypocrite' the right one? You be the judge."

Read more of Lopez's musings here.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento

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