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Jerry Brown - Meg Whitman debate: Whitman talks about Brown's slur, housekeeper firing

October 12, 2010 |  7:57 pm

Meg Whitman said she was "stunned" by Jerry Brown's nonchalance when asked about someone close to Brown being caught on tape using the word "whore."

"The first thing I need to say is I was stunned by Gov. Brown's insensitivity to what that word means to women," she said. "Boy, all Californians, and especially women, know exactly what's going on here. When you use that term about women, that's highly insensitive."

Whitman's comments came in a brief question-and-answer session with reporters after the debate.

Whitman also pushed aside questions about her employment and firing of an undocumented immigrant who worked for Whitman as a housekeeper.

"Latinos are a very important part of my campaign. I think we've moved beyond [attorney] Gloria Allred and her political stunt," she said.


-- Anthony York in San Rafael, Calif.


Photo: Robert Galbraith / Reuters


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