September 18, 2008, - 3:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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Does John McCain really want to win?
Sometimes, I think he really just doesn’t have the will. Especially when he sticks with “allies” and surrogates who say dumb things like this:
The McCain campaign was embarrassed yesterday when Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer of computer giant Hewlett-Packard — and a senior McCain adviser — questioned vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s leadership credentials.
Asked in a radio interview whether she thought Ms Palin had the experience to run a major company like Hewlett-Packard, Ms Fiorina replied: “No, I don’t. But you know what? That’s not what she’s running for.”
Ms Fiorina tried to spin her comments in a later interview.
“Well, I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation,” she said. “I don’t think Barack Obama could run a major corporation. I don’t think (Democratic vice-presidential nominee) Joe Biden could. But it’s not the same as being the president or vice president of the United States.”
If she really thinks none of them could run a company, why does she expect us to vote for any of them, especially with our economy in chaos?
And here’s a note on Fiorina. She couldn’t run a major corporation either, which is why Hewlett-Packard dumped her. Doesn’t anyone remember that?
Oh, and by the way, despite this idiocy, John McCain–according to today’s Wall Street Journal–continues to consult this failed female affirmative action CEO on business matters:
For a business perspective, Sen. McCain consults Republican National Committee Victory Chairwoman Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., and Meg Whitman, the former head of eBay Inc. “He listens a lot,” economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Sen. McCain’s senior economic adviser, said.
That’s bad news, since people in the know at H-P tell me that Fiorina was notorious for advocating illegal alien amnesty and for abusing H-1B visas for “skilled” foreign workers, so she wouldn’t have to pay Americans market wages for the same work.
No matter who is President, the most important national security issue–our borders and who gets in and out of them–will not be resolved.
It will only get worse.
Regardless of Palin, Thank G-d McCain didn’t pick Carly Fiorina as his Veep choice.
**** UPDATE, 09/19/08: Reader Sean writes:
Thank you for calling out Carly Fiorina. I’ve read her comments about McCain and Palin not being able to run corporations and I thought the same thing…”neither can you!” Maybe McCain is keeping Fiorina on to say “see? There are PLENTY of worse choices for VP.” I get the willies just typing the next sentence: The woman who ran H-P into the ground is the chairwoman of the RNC’s Victory Committee. YIKES!