Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Well... in her defense, she can't see Hewlett-Packard from Alaska

By J. Thomas Duffy

This is truly inexplicable...

Why would she even go there?

Why would she take on a hypothetical question, on a day, where her boss was already being pummeled, directly, for his stunning vision on the economy, and the campaign, overall, for their journey over the past few weeks, into their "Lie, Lie, Lie" strategy.

I suppose, it goes to, in some degree, why she tanked at Hewlett-Packard (as a good friend of mine this evening offered, when was the last time you heard someone raving about "that great HP computer" they have?).

But there she was, not once, but twice, today, putting her foot between her lipstick-covered lips.

Carli Fiorina, one of Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain's economic/financial/business advisors, extolling on how Sarah Palin, with all her Wasillian experience, couldn't run a company, like, say, Hewlett-Packard.

That was on radio (go here to check that out).

Apparently, fearing the campaign wouldn't be ridiculed enough, Carli goes trudging onto television, on MSNBC (here's the video), and, remember from above, the part about backing away from hypothetical questions, plows right into again, saying her boss, Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnny couldn't run a company like Hewlett-Packard either (and, for good measure, perhaps the thought of being tossed under a bus quickly flashed through her mind, she included Barack Obama and Joe Biden in it as well).


That Ms. South Carolina Teen USA contestant would have been better off repping the McCain crew today.

Now, I'm quite confident, if she were asked to take over Hewlett Packard, Palin would say she'd become a hard drive, with lipstick, in a flash:

I -- I answered him yes because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can't blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we're on, reform of this company and victory in the markets, you can't blink.

Likely, she would also throw in that "God's will has to be done, in unifying people and companies... And that the people of Hewlett-Packard's hearts have to be right with God, so we can work together to make sure God's will be done here."

That is, she'd say this, if her teleprompter were working...

Especially if it got her a deal on a parachute comparable to Carli's!

And McCain?

Likely, he wouldn't be interested.

He'd be too busy, tinkering with his invention, looking to build a bigger and better BlackBerry.

Yes, it's needed, again...

Help Me Mr. Wizard!

Bonus Carli Fiorina Foot-In-Mouth Riffs

No Intel Inside

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Carly Fiorina should stop "helping" Sarah Palin

BooMan: If the Presidency Were a Hiring Job

Think Progress - Fiorina clarifies: ‘I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.’

Jennifer Skalka: Off Message, Squared

Ron Beasley: Foot Shooting

Alex Koppelman: Does McCain really oppose golden parachutes?

(Cross-posted at The Garlic.)

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