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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Carly Fiorina Says Neither McCain Or Palin could Run A Big Corporation!

Carly Fiorina has been appearing regularly on news TV shows as one of the McCain campaign's surrogates and one of his "brilliant" economic advisers. Remeber Phil Gramm? Another brilliant choice.
Fiorna deviated a bit from the talking points this week when she told NBC's Andrea MItchell about a recent radio interview when she said that neither Barack Obama or Joe Biden was "capable of running a large corporation." When pressed she also said the same was true of John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin.
You may recall that Fiorina made big news a while back when she was made CEO of Hewlett-Packard. This was touted as news because of her sex. However it seems Fiorna wasn't too successful herself at running a big corporation as she was unceremoniously fired after a disastrous run at the top of the company which saw it's profits drop and the loss of 25,000 jobs.
The implications of her statement are stunning and her conclusions are just plain stupid!
Below is an excerpt from Andy Ostroy's blog today which sums it up well I think.

"So, the woman who herself in 2006 was booted out of HP--a company about to cut 26,000 jobs (7.5% of its workforce)--says neither presidential or vice presidential candidate could run it either. Apparently, HP must be one helluva difficult company to run.
Has Fiorina lost her mind? Her implication that it's harder to run a major corporation like HP than it is the United States government is absurd and delusional and, quite frankly, a tad narcissistic. She arrogantly claims that to run HP you need "a lifetime of experience" but cavalierly suggests that to be president all you really need is 1 1/2 years as Governor of Alaska and a few more in local Wasilla politics. Kooky-Carly believes it's harder to run a company with 150,000 employees than it is a freakin' country with 2.8-million on the payroll. And forget those pesky little decisions involving international diplomacy, the military, the national economy, health care, education and immigration. Who needs experience with that nonsense? Yes Carly, this, unlike the HP CEO role, is an office for which on-the-job-training is ok."


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