Meg Whitman isn’t just the sort of hyper-rich Republican business figure who political reporters drool over but Californians never elect (Michael Huffington, Al Checchi, Darrell Issa, et al). She’s also a woman, Carla Marinucci of the Chronicle reveals today. California Republicans also don’t elect them. Whitman is vying for the privilege of being the GOP gubernatorial nominee in 2010, setting up a possible all eBay gubernatorial race between her and presumed Democratic candidate Steve Westly. Who will get the crucial Beanie Baby vote?