Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meg Whitman slips into Bakersfield for a meeting

 It was a humorous scene at The Padre Hotel Tuesday afternoon when a scruffy band of about two dozen demonstrators showed up to protest the appearance of Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who was in town for a private meeting with supporters. The protesters, mostly union members carrying signs denouncing the "rich" and "corporate" America, were marching in a circle in front of the main Padre entrance on H Street. The problem: the Padre has two entrances and a white sedan carrying Whitman simply drove up to the 18th Street entrance where she stepped out unmolested-all the while the protestors chanted on the other side of the building.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now Richard, isn't "scruffy" a little biased? I saw those people outside the Padre with their signs and "scruffy" may be too kind a word. They didn't actually represent the Democrats very well.