Oh joy, this should be fun. Former gubernatorial candidate and EBay ruler Meg Whitman might (might!) land a new gig as Hewlett-Packard's CEO. The company's board will soon meet to discuss whether or not to oust Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer. And Whitman, it seems, is a possible successor!

The Chronicle reports: "Under a scenario being considered, Hewlett-Packard's directors may appoint former EBay Inc. CEO Meg Whitman as his successor, possibly on an interim basis, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the plans aren't public."

After a disastrous campaign for California governor, Whitman joined Hewlett-Packard's board in January.

SFGate commenter AppleFanBoi sums up things nicely, saying, "Hiring the Quaker Oats guy would be the final nail in the coffin. HP is a joke. Fiorina destroyed it, Whitless will finish it."