Political Twitters From The James Hartline Report:
Bad Girls (Toot toot hey beep beep) Hypocrites Meg Whitman & Carla Fiorina didn't vote in nearly every past election but now want your vote. MEG WHITMAN DIDN'T VOTE IN MOST ELECTIONS BUT WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR. CARLA FIORINA DIDN'T VOTE IN MOST ELECTIONS BUT WANTS TO BE U.S. SENATOR.
BAD CITIZENS WANT TO RUN CALIFORNIA: Meg Whitman almost never voted in elections until recently. Fiorina just as bad.
Whitman, Fiorina rarely seen in voting booth
2:00 a.m. September 26, 2009
Meg Whitman, the businesswoman-turned-politician who is perhaps the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for governor next year, has largely failed the most basic test of citizenship — voting. Sadly, the voting record of Carly Fiorina, the GOP's hope for unseating U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer next year, isn't much better.
Speaking at a state Republican convention in Sacramento earlier this year, Whitman, evidently trying to defuse the issue in advance, said this: “Voting is a precious gift handed down by generations of Americans. I regret not having delivered my vote on several occasions.”
Several occasions? Try almost never, at least until her own political interests surfaced in recent years. The Sacramento Bee reported this week that it had reviewed Whitman's voting and registration records in a dozen counties in six states since she turned 18, becoming eligible to register and vote, in 1974 in New York. It found no record of her registering or voting in any of those locales until 2002 in San Mateo County. Even then, according to the newspaper, she voted only half the time in local, state and federal elections until 2007 when she re-registered from decline-to-state to Republican. She voted four times in 2008 and in this past May's special election.
As for Fiorina, the San Francisco Chronicle reported this summer that she had voted in just five of 18 national, state and local elections in California since she registered in 2000 in Santa Clara County. And, the paper said, she never cast a ballot in two other states where she lived previously.
Whatever other strengths Whitman and Fiorina carry into their campaigns — and there are some — their registration and voting records are, frankly, appalling. This issue will likely dog them throughout their campaigns. And it should.