Not ready to run a corporation

Yesterday I mentioned that Carly Fiorina, a top McCain advisor and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, had declared Sarah Palin unqualified to run a major corporation. That’s not all she thinks of the Republican ticket:

Asked about that remark on MSNBC, she made the same unprompted assessment of the GOP presidential nominee. “I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.” …

A top McCain official contacted by CNN … said Fiorina would be discouraged from additional media interviews.

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.

Fiorina knows something about being unqualified to run a corporation. She ran HP into the ground by pushing a misguided merger with Compaq, then got out with an enormous golden parachute.


  1. #1 Matt Hussein Platte
    September 17, 2008

    heh, it just gets stranger… over at bagnewsnotes, they’re saying that the Merrill Lynch CEO may be taking Carly’s place at the McCain campaign. I guess his $50 billion fail is larger than Carly’s….

  2. #2 eddie
    September 20, 2008

    Carly Fiorina sleeps with the fishes.

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