Candidates campaigning for control of world’s 8th largest economy have no idea what that means

Mike Riggs Contributor
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California Republican gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner “skipped lightly over detailed solutions to California’s grievous fiscal mess” during a “genteel debate” Monday, the LA Times reports.

Instead of talking minutiae–the kind of tedious bean-counting that could keep all of California from looking like the La Brea Tar Pits–the two made broad, topical, and arguably pointless gestures, ranging from Whitman’s claim, “I know what it’s like to run a business in California, and I know how hard it is,” to Poizner’s snappy one-liner: “Another major difference between Meg and me — I don’t listen to NPR.” Hippie savant Jerry Brown has never looked so reasonable.