Best Excuse to Get Out of Jury Duty Ever

Yes, it’s true — Meg Whitman was called in for jury duty in Redwood City yesterday. The Merc‘s Ken McLaughlin was on the scene. “A judge asked the woman … whether there was anything he should know about her that would have an impact on a trial,” he wrote. “Yes, the woman replied: she was currently running for governor.” Whitman has yet to be dismissed, but if she knows what’s good for her, she’ll do everything she can to stay for the trial. After all, this story is the best press she’s gotten in weeks.

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