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Meg Whitman Reportedly Wants To Be Governor of California

Former CEO of eBay steps down from boards

Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, wants to be governor of California.

At least that's the interpretation given the fact that she's suddenly severed all her board ties, stepping down as a director of Proctor & Gamble, Dreamworks Animation SKG and, of course, eBay.

The official explanation given by her spokesman was merely "personal reasons."

Whitman is a Republican and was part of the McCain team during the last election.

Thanks to the economic crisis California is in desperate shape.

There's also some random speculation that Barack Obama could make her secretary of commerce now that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has passed on the job because of a "pay-to-play" investigation.

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