Lose an Arm and a Leg with Meg

As summer is ending, the only thing most of us can do is put our hands in empty pockets and gripe about our lives as slaves interns. While most of us were forced to supplicate to depths Odysseus  could never fathom for petty stipends for travel, one lucky d-bag is being compensated pretty well for what I am sure must be very “challenging” work.  Ladies and Gentleman, meet Brandon P. Watson, nephew of Chevron’s CEO John S. Watson. While sporting his gelled hair at parties in Atherton, Woodside, or Menlo Park, California with hopes to become the Posh Spice of Jersey Shore (he is the one on the far right), Brandon spends the daylight hours of his gap year making bank with his work for Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for California governor. According to Brandon’s linked-in account, his official title is Staff Assistant. What are the perplexing responsibilities to the ambiguous title of staff assistant? 

According to this websiteStaff Assistant Brandon Watson mans the reception area of the campaign headquarters of Republican gubernatorial Meg Whitman, located in Cupertiono, California.  Just for answering the phone, Brandon received $8,478.20 as his salary and travel compensation for a period of four months.  All the recent expenditures, that are available to the public, for Brandon are listed below:

 

 

03/17/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $314.40
04/12/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $412.47
04/13/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $16.50
04/20/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $173.23
04/27/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. MEETINGS AND APPEARANCES   $49.50
04/30/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $980.88
05/04/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $363.97
05/14/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $1,375.00
05/14/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $30.15
05/22/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEAL   $18.26
05/26/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. OFFICE EXPENSES   $45.00
05/28/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $1,375.00
06/04/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $149.97
06/07/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $221.90
06/15/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $1,375.00
06/15/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $168.97
06/30/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. CAMPAIGN WORKERS SALARIES   $1,375.00
06/30/2010 WATSON, BRANDON P. STAFF/SPOUSE TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEALS   $33.00

Meg Whitman, as we have watched you ever so-conveniently bequeath $ 30 million to Princeton before your son  applied, secure a job for Griff through the help of your contributors, and now pay a kid with only a high-school diploma $2,750 a month, what can we possibly expect from you as governor if you are elected? I hope throwing money at anything and everyone is not part of your plan for job creation; even you cannot afford to spoil the 12.2% of unemployed Californians as you did this kid.

  • Justin Wadge

    … speechless!

  • GarretRasic

    Stayin classy as always.

  • Jackkkk

    This guy isn't a douche bag, but he definitely hangs out with douche bags.

  • Nancy Gordon

    I am an RN in California and this is actually very sad!

  • Jennjenn

    I hate Meg, but I don't see how this is any different from any other political campaign.

    This happens all the time. Donors kids always get internships on political campaigns.

  • Kylepaulson

    This dude is going to get so much ass at the University of Chicago.

  • Wlcomnnninc

    Golden spoon child?

  • Hampton

    I love this kind of stuff.

    Just shows you how fucked up the American elite is…

  • Guest

    I hate ivygate! But this is an amazing article!

  • JennifC

    Love this guy!
    Posh spice of Jersey shores…about time!

  • guest24

    3000 + free travel = crazy for any 18 year old.

  • Princeton '12

    this is why people hate the ivy leagues

  • Tideclothingsty

    Great article!

  • Johnwallstrop

    This is an incredibly stupid article.

    The summer before attending Princeton I worked for Save the Children as a street canvasser. It was a god-forsaken job but I was paid $12 an hour plus a bonus for each donation I accrued.

    $15 an hour is not a mind-blowing sum of money, especially since working on Meg Whitman's campaign is tantamount to residing in a newly-created circle of hell.

  • Vetjeff

    You have to be kidding me!! You call THIS a scandal? This story is not worth the electrons used to post it. I just met Meg today at a small rally in rural Columbia California. She is engaging, articulate and very humble. She was casual and dressed in jeans. She took the time to talk with everyone and sign every autograph. Not what I would call and elitist! When you compare her to “moonbeam” Brown the comparison is striking. He would never even come to such a small town, let alone spend the kind of time Meg did. She EARNED my vote!

  • Anon

    And you are an incredibly stupid person if you want us to believe that being a chugger is anything but a cynical, annoying and antisocial ripoff. How much money went to Save the Children and how much went to the company that hired you? Ans: a lot to the latter and not much to the former. And I'll tell you what “residing in a newly-created circle of hell” is-it is trying to walk down the sidewalk while two jackasses in matching colored T-shirts stand in your way and gesticulate like mongoloids to get your attention.

  • guest

    He’s cute.

  • Guest1

    This is a really dumb article. Meg Whitman is California’s last chance.

  • Guest1

    This is a really dumb article. Meg Whitman is California’s last chance.

  • Guest1

    This is a really dumb article. Meg Whitman is California’s last chance.

  • Prin2014
    • Rastusthigpen

      smarmy little suckup