From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, a Republican running in the wide open California governor's race, had an awkward run-in with California press today.
She invited reporters to an event, then refused to take questions and then had her press aides escort reporters and cameras out.
The report below from a local TV station shows Whitman just smiling as a reporter asked a question. Appearing to not know what to do, she asked an aide through her smile, "How do you want to handle this Sarah?" Addressing the press she said, "I think we're not going to take questions right this very minute."
Whitman continued to smile and nervously laugh. Then reporters were escorted out and her camapign put up some a makeshift a shade to prevent further pictures.
The reporter for the local station below says that Whitman called him to apologize. But having these kinds of local reports is never a good thing.