Meg Whitman's Campaign Spending Could Have Gone Toward Two Pizzas For Every California Household: Would You Have Preferred The Pies?
Pizza, or politics?
As it seems almost a sure thing that Meg Whitman is going to lose this gubernatorial battle (want to bet? No? Didn't think so.), Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez asks if the $140 million she pumped into her own $160-million-plus campaign could have been put to better use.
He actually crunched some hardcore numbers (who says L.A. doesn't have smart people?) and came up with this factoid:
The Republican candidate's $140 mil was enough to send two medium Domino's pizzas, with two toppings on each one, to every household in California. Now, the big question is ...
... wouldn't you rather have had the pizzas than having had to endure this losing campaign? Come on -- pepperoni, onions, pineapple, Canadian bacon? Vote in the comments section below.
But all you Prop. 19 (marijuana-legalization) supporters can save your keystrokes. We know how you stand on this munch-worthy issue already. Just be sure to save a slice for the rest of us.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Lee Baca's Chronic State of Denial Led to His Downfall
- Former Sheriff Lee Baca Admits He Lied to FBI, Could Face Prison
- Cyclists Dedicate L.A. Marathon Crash Ride to Bernie Sanders