Meg Whitman: Trashing Sarah Palin? A-Ok! Being Anti-Amnesty? No Way!

by John Hawkins | February 5, 2010 2:05 pm

Earlier this week, I noted that Meg Whitman[1], who’s running for Governor of California, was slapping Sarah Palin fans in the face by hiring Mike Murphy, one of the sleazy McCain aides who trashed her after the election.

In that post, I pointed out that campaign staff are essentially disposable on a campaign:

Now staffers are, by their very nature, interchangeable. Yes, you try to get the best people you can, but there are 50 people who can do any staffer job.

So when Meg Whitman, who’s running for governor, chose to hire Mike Murphy, what does it say?

The reason I’m bringing this up is that Meg Whitman not only just tossed one of her supporters under the bus, her campaign smacked them on the way out the door. Why? Because the left deliberately took his pro-America, anti-amnesty comments out of context:

(Bob) Kellar, who has served on the council for 10 years, made the remarks at a Jan. 16 rally in Santa Clarita, attended by anti-illegal immigration groups and posted on YouTube.

He first referred to a statement from President Theodore Roosevelt that said the United States only has room for one flag and one language. He said he had quoted it at a past city council meeting.

“The only thing I heard back from a couple of people was `Bob, you sound like a racist’,” Kellar said.

“I said, `That’s good. If that’s what you think I am because I happen to believe in America. I’m a proud racist. You’re darn right I am’.”

Nothing in there is the least bit offensive, but liberals, being habitually dishonest, jettisoned everything else that was said and latched on to the “proud racist” comment.

They then came to Whitman to get her to denounce her own supporter and even though she admitted that his comments were taken out of context…

…she gave the Left exactly what they wanted[2]:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has cut political ties with Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar following his recent controversial remarks at a rally against amnesty for illegal immigrants.

“Bob Kellar’s remarks stoke the worst type of political dialogue,” e-mailed spokeswoman Sarah Pompei. “Meg is running for governor to help bring Californians together for a common purpose.”

“Mr. Kellar’s comments are unacceptable,” Pompei added.

Isn’t it fascinating that Kellar, who was standing up for America against amnesty, goes right under the bus, even though Whitman herself admitted his remarks were taken out of context.

On the other hand, Whitman is putting money in Mike Murphy’s pocket. He’s a senior advisor to her campaign. What does that tell you about where Whitman’s loyalties lie? If pro-illegal immigration groups and liberals pretend to be offended by something you’ve said, you’re out the door, but if you offend conservatives, well then, Meg has a job for you.

PS #1: “Republicans” like Meg Whitman are EXACTLY why the GOP got so far off course in the Bush years. God help California if they end up with another Republican like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s actually a liberal Democrat with a “R” beside of her name.

PS #2: Too many conservatives shake their heads knowingly when something like this happens and say, “He didn’t actually say anything wrong, but he gave them some ammo that could be used against him out of context.” The flaw in this reasoning is that you can make ANYBODY look like a jackass if you’re allowed to get away with lying about the context of:¬† his :¬†remarks.

  1. noted that Meg Whitman:
  2. gave the Left exactly what they wanted:

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