Back in November, I blogged about California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and her connection to former Governor Pete Wilson (the guy who was a big supporter of the infamous Prop 187).
Well, this week, former Governor Wilson cut an ad for Meg Whitman. Listen to it, and feel free to tell us what you think:
In other Meg Whitman news, she has had to disavow a City Councilman in Santa Clarita, who was calling himself a ‘proud racist’ at an immigration rally. You can read about this ‘proud racist’ here and listen to remarks that caused a stir in the governor’s race:
I feel that for Whitman to really make a statement with the Latino community that she should disavow and distance herself from Governor Pete Wilson as well because he stoked the flames of hate and the same kind of anti-immigrant sentiment that people like Councilman Kellar espouse. One of the main organizers for Proposition 187 was Barbara Coe, who has been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a vitriolic nativist. Coe, like this Councilman Kellar, has a history of making hateful remarks, and as this piece in The Nation states, “worked with then-Governor Pete Wilson to pass Prop 187.” Whitman’s recent effort to disavow the ‘proud racist’ is rather disingenuous when she keeps cozy with former Governor Wilson and continues to give him a voice within her campaign.
Also worth noting regarding candidate Whitman is her connection to Haim Saban, one of the main investors in Univision, the Spanish language media company. He typically gives money to the Democrats, but he has been known to play both sides of the political spectrum. Last week, he gave the maximum contribution to Meg Whitman.