October 8th, 2010
07:52 AM ET
4 years ago

California governor candidates spar over the word 'whore'

(CNN) - The California governor's race has devolved into a skirmish over the word "whore."

An aide to the Democratic candidate called the Republican candidate that in an inadvertently recorded conversation, implying that she had sold out to special interests.

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The Republican campaign of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has demanded an apology. The Democratic campaign of California Attorney General Jerry Brown has responded.

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Filed under: 2010 • California • Jerry Brown • Meg Whitman
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I don't understand the 'logic' of using over $100million of your own money to obtain a job that will only pay you $100thousand/year? Especially if you're a business savvy CEO.
    I think the title 'political whore' is one she paid handsomely for. She should wear it with pride.

    October 8, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  2. stufit

    Take this incident along with the Democrat liberal campaign against O'Donnell and Palin and it is very easy to see that Democrat liberals are extremely anti-feminist, almost like the Taliban.

    October 8, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    “Non of the above” best for California

    October 8, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  4. Rachel

    Now I will see all my liberal friends jump to Jerry's defense(not surpising after the way they turned on Hillary) Now even if they were referring to principles would a male politican be referred to as a W....? Now everyone come and say that Meg is just trying to get the issue of the Illegal worker that was hired. If we were all honest we could say that the Illegal work is the one who presented a fake SS number a fake ID, if you or I did that we would be in trouble for fraud and Identity theft not crying on tv about how we were wrong when we did something we knew was illegal.

    October 8, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  5. Anonymous

    Let's settle the definitional dispute. All professional politicians are "whores". It is precisely why we need term limits so that we can return to "citizen representatives". Does anyone really think that challengers to incumbants are on a level playing field? Take a hard look at what we have in Congress: McCain, Murkowski, Reid, Pelosi, Frank. These people aren't fit for a counter job at MacDonalds.

    October 8, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  6. curtther

    Ok, now if her camp would let us hear some of her secret tapes then you will really have something to talk about. Look at her she a human chuckie.

    October 8, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  7. Captain Awesome

    Wow. This from the man who is supposed to be caring and sensitive to all minority groups including women. He's just stooped to a new low.

    October 8, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Anyone who spends 140 million to buy an election deserves to lose.

    October 8, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Anselmo Jarvis

    I heard that recording with Brown talking about Whitman, the recording sound to clear to be a recording done with an open line phone. There's no back ground noises from the recording side if it was recorded by the other party. It sound like someone in Brown's office recorded the conversation or there's a bug in his office.

    October 8, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    Salty?This sounds more like an excuse than an apology. Jerry Brown doesn't get it. And California does not need to waste the opportunity to go forward by taking 3 steps back with Jerry Brown. Lets move forward with Meg Whitman.

    October 8, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |