Meg Whitman

Campaigning against robocalls

Campaigning against robocalls

Every election, I conclude that robocalls are God’s way of punishing people who still have land lines.

In 2010, eBay CEO and Republican Meg Whitman spent $140 million of her own money to run for California governor against Jerry Brown. $139 million of that was spent calling us.

The money might have been better spent annoying someone else. I’m a Democrat. Olof has been a life-long Republican albeit disenchanted with his party for some time. We both vote across party lines. We’re also absentee voters and usually have our ballots in well in advance, so the 25 robocalls a day (yes, really) that we received prior to that election were totally wasted...