I was going to take the day off today. But this is just too funny. Carly Fiorina for president. Remember. You heard it here first.
It seems that Fiorina, the defunct CEO of Hewlett-Packard and soon-to-be-defunct McCain adviser, opined yesterday that none of the presidential or vice presidential candidates were qualified to be CEO of a publicly traded corporation. What a hoot. You can’t make up things like this.
Well, Fiorina should know. The Hewlett-Packard board bounced her. And she rode her golden parachute into a life on the lecture circuit and in political arena. And she was doing just fine until yesterday when she figured that being CEO of an American corporation is the most demainding job in the universe. Haha.
And then her tongue proved to be a little too crooked.
As Maureen Dowd said in the New York Times today:
Carly Fiorina, the woman John McCain sent out to defend Sarah Palin and rip anyone who calls her a tabula rasa on foreign policy and the economy, admitted Tuesday that Palin was not capable of running Hewlett-Packard.
That’s pretty damning coming from Fiorina, who also was not capable of running Hewlett-Packard.
Ouch. And it seems like Carly is going to take a seat now next to Phil Gramm, the McCain economic adviser who said Americans were basically a nation of whiners because their homes were being taken away and their savings and retirements were heading south. Here’s from The Huffington Post, in effect, bye, bye Carly.
Another top campaign adviser was far less diplomatic.
“Carly will now disappear,” this source said. “Senator McCain was furious.” Asked to define “disappear,” this source said, adding that she would be off TV for a while – but remain at the Republican National Committee and keep her role as head of the party’s joint fundraising committee with the McCain campaign.
Fiorina was booked for several TV interviews over the next few days, including one on CNN. Those interviews have been canceled.
Gee, when you’re CEO you’re Master of the Universe. When you’re an adviser, you’re just a political douche bag.
So it goes.
I’m off to an conference at Kent State Thursday to look at blogs and journalism ethics. I’ll try to behave myself and report on the highlights.
Should be interesting — and fun.