Meg Whitman infomercial to air tomorrow

Remember that “town-hall meeting” that Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Meg Whitman held last month Orange County? Y’know, the private, ticket-holders-only event at which she’d asked the audience off-camera for “lots of cheering,” and some of the pre-screened questioners were made to re-ask their questions so she could have another go at answering them? Yeah, that one.

Well, now you can see the fruit of her infomercial labors. The half-hour “Ask Meg” TV Town Hall will air tomorrow, Sunday, April 25 in the Bay Area, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on KPIX Channel 5 and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on KICU Channel 36.

Whitman campaign manager Jillian Hasner said in a news release that the ad is “part of Meg Whitman’s goal to make sure all Californians can learn about her plan for fixing the state’s problems before they go to the polls. Meg believes all of the candidates for Governor should talk about their specific plans so voters can make the most informed decision on Election Day about who will be best to lead our state.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.