Meg Whitman has now spent nearly $200, 000, 000 of her own money on an election campaign to become California’s next Governor. This is a woman who previously never voted in any election nor to my knowledge ever engaged in public life at any level either charitably or politically.
Perhaps for what she is best known will end up losing this election: the treatment of her Latino housekeeper Nikki Dias.
Only yesterday Whitman said that nobody would remember Nikki Dias after she has been deported. An undocumented worker who for 11 years worked tirelessly for one of the richest women in America. Meg’s cavalier attitude toward Nikki has without doubt influenced the people and their opinion about Meg Whitman.
UPDATE: Meg actually said “Come November 3rd nobody will care about Nikki Dias”
In these tough economic times most people can relate to disenfranchised Nikki Dias and not Whitman who spent as much as it costs sending 2000 California students to an Ivy League University…which is why Jerry Brown now has a 12% poll lead over the profligate, uncaring, miserable Meg.
By the way Meg 2010, smiling that big false smile your advisors have advised you to smile on TV simply isn’t working. It looks absurd.
Come November 3rd everybody will be thinking/caring/remembering Nikki Dias because they know that the way you treat your staff may say something about the way you treat us.
Therapy at 7am. Home by 8.30am. I had a lovely time in my group this morning. Felt strong and secure. The sun is shining. The Santa Ana’s are blowing. Ashley is eating gluten-free corn flakes.
Dan Savage. Hmmm. Still not ready to eviscerate him. Still researching.
My mother wrote this to me when she heard about the JB debacle/fiasco/upset:
I know that she is there but I rarely call for help. This health thing will be dealt with as I have dealt with any hard ball thrown my way..on my own. Part of the sadness around him was that he seemed to dump me at the very moment I called for help.
For this very reason I loathe asking for help. That I will be abandoned when I am most vulnerable. His inability to help me selflessly when I needed it undoubtedly fueled my rage. After all, I really tried to be of service to that boy.
The Bad Baby slept through the night. He is still sleeping soundly.
OK. Dan Savage and his It Get’s Better campaign.
This is difficult. My primary beef with Savage is that he rejects that Sex and Love Addiction exists. Surely it exists if self-diagnosed addicts say it exists? Addiction is always self-diagnosed. Acceptance is key?
Listen, my doubt about the ‘It get’s better’ thing is that for so many young men who come out it simply does not get better..because the community of gay men ready to accept these boys and girls is predatory, limited and frankly without morals. What and where is our ‘community’?
Breaks my heart to write that.
What in hells name, outside of big cities, do we have to offer young gay men and women? Younger gays, indeed like most young people, simply don’t relish the idea of being identified as different.
This is a country where difference is rarely celebrated and oft maligned.