Steve Lopez at the LA Times looked into a few other ways Meg Whitman could have blown her wad of (by his count) $140,000,000.
For $140 million, Meg Whitman could have bought every man, woman and child in Ojai -- population 7,800 -- a brand new Toyota Corolla.
Or, taking advantage of a deal now being offered by Domino’s, the GOP candidate for California governor could have sent two medium pizzas, with two toppings each, to every household in California.
Seriously. I did a little research myself, and lookee here, Meg Whitman could have paid the payroll for the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies. She could have paid the entire jackpot for the state of Texas' July 2010 lottery payoff. She could have covered the cost of fighting the war in Afghanistan for almost one full day. She could have sent 12,172 kids to a top-notch preschool for one year, or paid one year's tuition expenses for 6,163 students at the University of California. She could have financed truck driving school for 28,000 people, who might have used that newfound skill to find work. She could have bought 2,058,824 kids a ticket to Disneyland or sent 227,642 kids to summer camp at the YMCA. Yep, as it is, it looks like there's one thing $140-million won't buy you , and that's the governorship of the state of California.