Dick Cheney has endorsed Meg Whitman over Steve Poisner for Governor in California. Cheney has a lot of pull with mature, White, conservative voters and there aren't really that many other types of conservative voters.
It should be quite a contest. Californians like to elect Republican governors and Democratic legislators, so winning the Republican Gubernatorial primary is really more than half the battle.
I'm not a big Meg Whitman fan but she should be interesting if she becomes governor. She almost has to be a better prospect than Arnold. He's been very entertaining but a total disaster.
Who knows, she may turn out to be good. We're due. The last good governor we had was Pat Brown, when I was a little boy. Before that we had quite a few. A lot of them were Republicans.