Is it California’s first political campaign video game?
The California Labor Federation launched this today, along with a web video featuring the game, at its www.WallsStreetWhitman.com site to illustrate what it calls “the pattern of economic destruction Meg Whitman has left behind as she got rich the Wall Street way over the last 20 years.”
“Meg Whitman has made a game of downsizing workers and outsourcing their jobs, and walking away with a very real fortune for herself in the process,” California Labor Federation executive secretary-treasurer Art Pulaski said in a news release. “The record shows that Whitman is a one-person weapon of mass job destruction. By attempting to buy the California governor’s office, Whitman wants to take her game to the next level, but we can’t forget there are real lives at stake with every jobs she cuts, outsources or downsizes.”
“Our video takes a humorous approach to document Whitman’s record of downsizing and outsourcing jobs, but let’s be clear: her Wall Street Agenda for California is no joke,” he added. “Under a Whitman governorship, schools, public safety and programs for the elderly and people with disabilities would suffer to pay for Meg’s tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.”
Awaiting comment from Whitman’s campaign, but figured I’d let y’all test your targeting skills in the meanwhile…
UPDATE @ 4:49 P.M.: “Meg is the only candidate in the race who’s created private sector jobs, leading eBay from a 30-person start-up to a company with 15,000 employees,” Whitman spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said. “A fake video game? It only shows the lengths Jerry Brown Incorporated will stoop to while while trying to appeal to his base.”