Sunday, August 22, 2010

Meg Whitman's secret weapon is... Meg Whitman?

SF Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci watched Meg Whitman at an event Saturday and came to the conclusion Whitman's handlers need to let her out in public more.

... an excited crowd of women, all wearing cool lime green "Meg" shirts (with poppy), and really jazzed to meet the candidate. Whitman showed up in running shoes, khakis and a big smile. Husband in tow.

She hung out, talked and walked. Last time we saw her, she was getting hugs and gossip. Not exactly the "Queen Meg" of those protests.

Night before, she surprised reporters by hanging around or a bit as they were breaking out the cold ones after a long day. And whoa, she was funny -- and accessible.

We hear she does a lot of cool things behind the scenes -- and not "Billionaire's Club" stuff, but visiting and eating and talking with real people in real neighborhoods.

I can't embed the video of Whitman in action; to see it click here.

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