The couple that owns the L.A. Dodgers is getting divorced, and politics is, apparently, part of it. The L.A. Times's Bill Shaikin reports:
Jamie McCourt wanted to "renege" on an agreement that made the Dodgers her husband's personal property because that would have limited her effectiveness to pursue potential runs for public office, perhaps for mayor of Los Angeles, governor of California or president of the United States."She realized she needed the Dodgers as her platform to accomplish this," Steve Susman, Frank MCourt's attorney, said in closing arguments in the couple's divorce trial Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The running for office argument, though, is a new one, and clearly reflects the drawing power of other female CEOs in the race this year: Carly Fiorina, former HP CEO and running on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate in California, Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay and the Republican candidate for California governor and Linda McMahon, WWE's former CEO and candidate for the GOP Connecticut U.S. Senate slot.
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