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The candidate behind the curtain

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If you've happened to see the paid Meg Whitman for governor infomercial on TV and thought it seemed, well, a little staged, the Steve Poizner campaign has put together a revealing video on the subject.

It's worth a look, if for no other reason than to confirm your suspicions about how politicians these days are packaged and marketed as carefully as any consumer product. Here it is.

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This reminds me of virtually all the people that are running for the Republican Central COmmittee this June - they are either related to, work for or worked for the Stricklands. In my district only one candidate seems to not be a relative or an employee but he did know Audra in College.

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