Meg Whitman Called for Jury Duty
California candidate hasn't been selected yet, however
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2010 4:48 PM CDT
Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks to supporters in East Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – This doesn't bode well for whatever flimsy excuse you're cooking up: California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman had to show up for jury duty yesterday in San Mateo County. She didn't get selected but remains in the jury pool and could still get picked tomorrow, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. No word on what the case is.

The judge even asked Whitman whether she had any scheduling hardships of note, and she mentioned her little race against Jerry Brown to take charge of one of the world's biggest economies. A campaign statement: Whitman "enjoyed meeting her fellow potential jurors this afternoon, but looks forward to returning to the campaign trail."