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Let me get this straight. Meg Whitman, running for governor of California, may have cut a deal with the police union to get their endorsement.

She leaves their pension alone while pushing every other employee into 401(K) type plans which are riskier to the public employees. The police are happy to sell everyone else...  down the river. Jerry Brown won't cut a deal. In an accidentally recorded phone message, someone calls Meg Whitman a "whore" for, well, selling herself, politically. So the headline, of course, is that someone called a politician a whore. That makes perfect sense. The media are really getting to the bottom of this whore-gate scandal.

"The L.A. Police Protective League endorsed Whitman
in September, although her aides said there was no special deal.
Whitman has said on the campaign trail she will exempt California state
fire firefighters, highway patrol officers, and other front line safety
officials from her plan
to move from pensions to a 401k-style system for public employees. Los
Angeles would retain control over its law enforcement pensions."

Did Jerry Brown Call Meg Whitman a 'Whore'?

Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate for Governor of California, is overheard in an accidentally-made recording talking about an ad attacking Republican candidate Meg Whitman, and at one point, a voice on the recording --either Brown or an aide -- is heard suggesting that the ad call Whitman a 'who...

Originally posted to el catalan on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 03:21 PM PDT.

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