Carly gets chucked under the bus:
A top McCain official contacted by CNN said, on condition on anonymity, “No big deal, but not how you get on the surrogate all-star team. Very Biden-like.”
“This campaign source 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.
You would think they would want her to disappear for the simple fact that it doesn’t make sense to be attacking corporate greed and golden parachutes when you top surrogate ran a company into aground and then jetted off with tens of millions.
How the hell is McCain going to throw Fiorina and Gramm under the bus without getting “Tire Tracks All Across [His] Back”?
Jay in Oregon
Didn’t some other McCain surrogate who is married to a member of British peerage get caught referring to Obama as “elitist”? Takes one to know one, I guess…
You have to admit, she knows a lot about how not to run a company. She’s one of the best at it.
>>Didn’t some other McCain surrogate who is married to a member of British peerage
Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Yes, of that Rothschild family.
Antisemites across the world tilt their heads in confusion.
But who will keep up the sexism patrol?
You know, I had a very interesting experience. Thanks to Ike and its aftermath, we were kind of reduced to basic needs and were so focused on each day that I found I didn’t care one whit about politics. Now that I’m sitting in my sister’s cozy (and powered) house in another part of the state I can care again. I feel like I just had a reminder of what life is like for a large chunk of people – it’s a good lesson.
I guess it’s too much to hope that she’ll pull a Geraldine Ferraro and blast the Republicans now…
But that would require integrity!
Tsk. You don’t just make Carly disappear that easily. You give her a few tens of millions of dollars and then she fucks off and stops screwing things up. Hell, worked for HP.
Course, I wouldn’t suggest she takes shares in the McCain campaign, after this week.
No, no, no.
As we all know, the Republican platform includes completely ignoring hypocrisy. It just doesn’t happen, and none of them ever get in trouble for it because how can you get busted for something that doesn’t exist?
Carly’s mistake was admitting that the Republican bozos who have run this country for so long as not qualified to have real jobs, like running Fortune 500 companies, which just goes to show the level of respect they have for “the most powerful job in the world”. The Republican candidates are second-class brains with third-rate skillsets that no stockholder would ever trust. (In the case of Palin, that’s clearly being generous.)
And that’s who they’ve got running again this year, but you’re not supposed to let the rabble in on the Big Joke.
Carly also admitted these Republican candidates are window-dressing for corporate power brokers like herself.
Ferd of the North
She was canned for being too complimentary to Obama.
Saying McCain, Palin AND (usually editted out) Obama, Biden could not run a major corporation is actually a compliment. How are those big companies doing right now?
I said this before when they dumped Phil Gramm, but a higher tolerance for gaffes would benefit Dems–not because we make more, but because gaffes are inevitable. A hair-trigger on gaffes objectively favors the party with the more replaceable advisors. I.e., they lose Gramm and Fiorina, whose shopworn cliches can be replicated by any AEI hack, but we lose singular people like Samantha Power and Wesley Clark.
Hopefully this anonymous source is not a School of the Americas graduate.
Ferd of the North
Golden Parachutes for them, then they give us “Trickle Down Economics”….
What exactly is trickling down?
We now have proof, John McCain is the Taliban… women can only speak at his command!