Tuesday, January 9

Bid on this.

I love eBay. I don’t spend hours on end or a ton of money on it, but I have managed to find quite a few gems there, including some lovely old maps and Joe’s Christmas gift, which consisted of a dozen or so old 78rpms featuring Greek and Turkish oud masters.

However, I found out this morning that Meg Whitman, President and CEO of eBay Inc., was chosen last week by Mitt Romney to serve as a national finance co-chair for his presidential exploratory committee. She was present at yesterday’s Mitt-a-thon, where $6.5 million was raised to finance his bid for the White House in 2008.

I simply cannot stomach the thought of contributing even one cent to the salary of someone who turns around and uses that wealth to further the campaign of a dishonest, bigoted, homophobic, xenophobic fascist like Romney. Until such time as Romney is defeated in the Republican primary (he’ll never make it to the ballot in 2008), I am hereby boycotting eBay.

I invite you to do the same.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Trader said...

I'm canceling my account at ebay. Should eBay's Board of Directors be concerned about the message their CEO is sending? Yah! Is eBay the next Cracker Barrel?

Send them your own opinion:

meg@ebay.com

10:10 AM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

thanks, trader!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Daniel said...

Question: Is Meg Whitman joining the Romney campaign as a representative of E-bay? Or as a private citizen? Is there E-bay money going into the campaign? Or is it that by using E-bay, we are paying for her salary, and thus indirectly, contributing to the Romney campaign?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

it's both.

i'm not sure i buy the separation between corporate and private personas here. she wouldn't have been given the prominent position within his campaign were it not for her prominence in the corporate community.

moreover, by using eBay we are putting money in her pocket, some of which will end up in romney's campaign coffers.

i don't know whether there is official eBay money going into the romney campaign.

12:32 AM  

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