EX HP CEO BENCHED BY JOHN Mc CAIN

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EX HP CEO BENCHED BY JOHN Mc CAIN

 user 2008-09-18 at 3:08:19 pm Views: 54
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    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2008/09/carly_fiorinas_friendly_fire.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
    McCain’s economic advisor Fiorina benched after gaffe
    Carly
    Fiorina has become my favorite surrogate for Sen. John McCain’s
    presidential campaign. You never know what’s going to come out of her
    mouth.As Dana Millbank sketched in July, the former Hewlett-Packard
    chief volunteered in a discussion about health insurance: “There are
    many health insurance plans that will cover Viagra but won’t cover
    birth-control medication — those women would like a choice.” And then
    she repeated, “Those women would like a choice.” Oh, the hilarity that
    ensued. Asked to respond, McCain delivered one of his more memorable
    reactions: An 8-second, silent, open-mouthed search of the heavens for
    an answer. He settled on, “I don’t know enough about it to give you an
    informed answer.”

    Yesterday brought more Fiorina straight talk.
    In an interview on MSNBC , Andrea Mitchell asked Fiorina to explain her
    comment to a radio show earlier in the day that McCain’s running mate,
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, doesn’t have the experience to run a major
    corporation. “Well, I don’t think John McCain could run a major
    corporation,” Fiorina told Mitchell. “I don’t think Barack Obama could
    run a major corporation. I don’t think Joe Biden could run a major
    corporation.” Considering that Fiorina was run out of the top spot at
    Hewlett-Packard in 2005 for what many saw as an ill-advised 2002 merger
    with Compaq, this is certainly a pot-kettle moment. But still, ouch!

    Sure,
    as Fiorina acknowledged to Mitchell, running a major corporation and
    being leader of the free world require two different skill sets. But if
    she doesn’t have confidence that McCain could run a major corporation,
    why on earth should voters entrust him with an enterprise that has a
    bigger budget, larger responsibilities and billions of lives at stake?
    Voters will make their judgment in 48 days. In the meantime, I can’t
    wait for Fiorina’s next rhetorical stink bomb. I just know it’s coming.
    Well, looks like I’m going to have to wait a while for Fiorina’s next
    slip-up. It appears the McCain campaign has put her on lockdown.