eMeg and iCarly, Business Busts for California leadership

I know we’ve seen a lot on Carly’s performance at HP…  And there’s been some mention of Meg Whitman’s performance at EBay…  But these two paragraphs in this New York Times article on Skype struck me this morning:

Ms. Whitman, who left eBay last year, is now a Republican candidate for the governor of California.

followed a few paragraphs later with:

After falling precipitously the last few years, Ebay’s shares have jumped 53 percent this year

I recognize that Meg is less vulnerable than Carly to attacks based on the performance of the company under her care, but the last few years of EBay weren’t exactly stunning.