Sunday, June 19, 2011
By David Siders
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
REDWOOD CITY — On the last day of school at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, Meg Whitman removed her car keys from her pants pocket and smoothed her shirt, while at the back of the room a teacher shushed the crowd.
A year almost to the day after winning the Republican nomination for governor and seven months after collapsing in the general election, there was no bunting and no stage, no country music to introduce her. The billionaire former eBay CEO said her rise in business was "one of those great American success stories."
Her campaign for governor, she said, "didn't work out quite as well."
"There's a saying in politics that if you're explaining, you're losing," she told the students.