Meg Whitman showed her face in public for the first time since news broke that EBay paid a $200K settlement to an employee who Whitman shoved (or, in the words of the AP, “physically ‘guided’ her from a conference room”). Here’s Meg:
“Listen, I bring tremendous strengths to this office. I have worked in business. I have met a payroll,” she said. “I know how to get things done, and I am held accountable for results.”
Perhaps I’m unschooled in the fine details of corporate accountability, but I’d wager that a low-level EBay manager who shoved a subordinate might not experience exactly the same kind of “accountability” as Meg did.
Also, too: Who gets that pissed about an interview in Second Life (via)? If something that trifling is enough to turn Whitman into a strong-arm shoving machine, how can anyone expect her to keep her cool as Governor?