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Nutmeg the convenient ageist

Repugnican California goobernatorial wannabe Nutmeg Whitman has released a 1960s-themed television attack ad apparently calling her November opponent, Democratic former California Gov. Jerry Brown, old.

Funny, because Brown is 72 years old, while Repugnican presidential loser John McCainosaurus — shown here kissing Megalomaniac on the mouth in 2008, when she supported his campaign:

turns 74 years old in less than two full months.

I suppose that when there was talk that McCain might actually pick Nutmeg as his running mate, it was just fine with her that he’s a senior citizen, but now she finds the younger Jerry Brown to be too old.

In order not to be a hypocrite, I must point out that I routinely refer to Arizona’s fossilized U.S. senator as John McCainosaurus.

But McCainosaurus — er, McCain — is an ill-tempered, easily addled, “You damned kids get off my lawn!” kind of old coot. I remember my brother and I watching the McCain-Obama debates in no small part because we were just waiting to see if Mount St. McCain would really explode on live national television. (He never did, unfortunately, but he always seemed to be seething that he, the old white guy who, in his mind, had earned the White House, even had to debate this much younger black upstart, whom at one point he  heatedly referred to as “that one!”) 

McCain also wants to drag us back to the dark ages — you know, the days before all of those people who aren’t stupid white men started demanding their rights.

Jerry Brown, however, is a quick-witted, intelligent, progressive visionary — a quality that earned him the moniker “Governor Moonbeam,” which he and his supporters should embrace, not run away from, because we sure the fuck could use some vision right now, and not the “vision” of a fucking former CEO when it’s corporations, which were given full cover when the unelected BushCheneyCorp ran the show for eight long nightmarish years, that have run the state of California and the nation into the ground.

In general, I have a problem with the fact that so many older people refuse to step down after long careers and allow younger people to assume the reins — the way that it was done for them when they were younger.

But if someone in his or her 70s or 80s or even in his or her 90s wants to do a job and is able to do that job, I can’t see myself telling him or her, Forget it, gramps/grandma — you need to go out to pasture!

Not that Jerry Brown needs my help in defending him against billionaire bitch Nutmeg.

When asked about Nutmeg’s ageist attack ad, Brown replied: “Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nineties — I’ve been around a long time. I know stuff. Knowing is better than not knowing.”

And Brown further said of Nutmeg: “Were I a CEO and someone said, ‘You know what, I’ve never been in this company, I never saw the product, and I want to be a boss,’ I’d say, ‘Hey, why don’t you start at the bottom and work your way up?’ That’s the same way with government. You can’t wake up one morning and say, ‘Gee, I’ve got a billion dollars, and I want to be governor.’ You’ve got to learn something, because those people up in Sacramento are sharks.” 

Yup. And Jerry Brown knows how to swim with them, whereas Megalomaniac Whitman is just another one of them.

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Let’s hope Hurricane Meg fizzles

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman ...

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Repugnican billionaire Nutmeg Whitman, photographed last night in Los Angeles. She easily outspent her closest Repugnican rival to win her party’s gubernatorial nomination for California, the most populous state in the nation. She’s never held a single elected office, but hey, she’s a billionaire.

This should be an interesting summer.

Oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico and as a result countless animals continue to die slow, oily deaths. (Yes, that’s a bigger issue than what the Big Oil/British Petroleum debacle has done to the economy that is dependent upon the gulf.)

But wait, there’s more: We’re in hurricane season now, and the experts predict a hurricane season that will rival the 2005 season, which brought us Hurricane Katrina.

The coming few months should be chock full o’ environmental devastation.

What does Repugnican California gubernatorial wannabe billionaire Nutmeg Whitman have to say about the environment?

That it should take a back seat to her and her fellow Richie Riches.

Megalomaniac promises that on her first day as governor she would suspend California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, which was signed into law by Repugnican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in September 2006.

Why would Nutmeg do this?

She calls the Global Warming Solutions Act a “job-killer,” but that’s bullshit. She doesn’t care about jobs. She cares about her fellow millionaires and billionaires who don’t want to lose any of their profit margin to any mandated changes in the way that they do their business in order to protect the environment.

Sound familiar? It’s what the Bush regime did: deny climate change as a problem and claim that any solutions would be too harmful to the economy — because the Bush regime was all about protecting the rich at the expense of the rest of us and even the planet itself.

Nutmeg Whitman is a billionaire and she has pumped millions of dollars of her own money into her gubernatorial campaign thus far and she plans to pump millions more into it.

We know that she’s filthy rich, but what about her ability to lead? What about her vision?

Putting plutocrats’ profits above the very planet itself — and lying about it and saying that it’s about “jobs,” to try to dupe you into thinking that she really gives a flying fuck about your poor ass: That’s vision? That’s leadership?

There’s nothing new about Megalomaniac Whitman. She’s another aristocrat claiming to have the average person’s interests at heart. She’s a power-mongering liar who would be disastrous for California and for the nation.

Megalomaniac Whitman, who never has held any elected office, can afford to buy the governorship of California, but neither California nor the United States of American can afford Nutmeg Whitman.

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