Now he can look for a younger, prettier, richer adviser

From The Telegraph:

Carly Fiorina, who rose from a secretarial position to become chief executive of the technology giant Hewlett-Packard, made the gaffes in two separate interviews.

First she was asked by a radio host – who had just praised her own business record – that since Mr McCain “thinks Mrs Palin has the experience to be president … do you think she has the experience to run a major company like Hewlett-Packard?”

Miss Fiorina replied: “No, I don’t. That’s not what she is running for.”

Asked later in a television interview about her remark, Ms Fiorina said: “Well, I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation.”

Miss Fiorina has since had planned television appearances cancelled.


Original DVD cover.

So, Carly is off the campaign circuit for the time being. I wonder if she will continue as one of Captain Underpants’s economic advisers. You know, Captain Underpants, the guy who is totally for deregulation before he is against it. From Politico:

In the swing state of New Mexico on Thursday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) plans to argue that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hurt everyday workers with his longtime support for deregulation.

In March, McCain told The Wall Street Journal: “I’m always for less regulation.”

Yesterday, McCain complained on CNN about regulators who were “asleep at the switch for the last couple of years.”

McCain added on CNBC: “We need to catch up with oversight and regulation and transparency, but, obviously, we don’t want to burden average citizens with overregulation and government bureaucracy. And I’m proud to be a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, who said unfettered capitalism leads to corruption. And we’ve got to fix this.”

Obama aides say he will say that when regular folks needed someone to protect them, “John McCain wasn’t there. The life savings of working people are now at risk because he didn’t do it.”

Which brings us back to Carly. What did she, Captain Underpants economic adviser, say about regulation/deregulation?

Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) [McCain] has criticized Wall Street chief executive officers as “disgraceful” for “making off with tens of millions in severance.”

Last year, though, he opposed a measure passed by the U.S. House that would have allowed shareholders to hold nonbinding votes on executive pay.

McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb said yesterday that any “legislative solution will quickly be circumvented” by companies, so McCain “has sought to use the bully pulpit to encourage shareholders to take control of the situation.”

Obama introduced a similar bill in the Senate that never came to a vote.

Carly Fiorina, another McCain economic adviser, said in a 2006 interview that government shouldn’t interfere in executive compensation. “I certainly don’t think regulation is the way to go,” she said. When Fiorina was ousted as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2005 the company reported paying her a severance package of more than $21 million.

Anyone else feeling a little dizzy?

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18 responses to “Now he can look for a younger, prettier, richer adviser

  1. jeb

    Oops, do I keep saying that out loud?

  2. My mind has officially been boggled at least 15 times this week. I’m dizzy.

  3. you are TOO funny. i am with Helen – my mind is gone

    i tried another one — check it out. i wish i had your photoshop skills

  4. jeb,
    which of the capt underpants advisers was quoted as saying that this week? they make dana perino look smart! :roll:

  5. helenwheels,
    i think i prefer dizziness to clearheadedness. maybe i will take up drinking. i need a hobby.

  6. dcAp, you scamp!
    i just commented over there, and you put up a new post! i’ll be over in a sec!

  7. Very funny, Nonnie. Nay, fu¢kin’ hilarious.

  8. thanks, em! hey, everyone! click on em’s name, and when you get to the grievance project, download the form to report gonzo to the texas bar!

  9. Report Alberto Balsam to the Bar? Heheheheh, that’s evil. I like!

  10. nightowl724

    Hi, hi, hi! I missed you.

    I have been online randomly this week. First, there was the 2-day power outage. Then, my NEW COMPUTER came. On top of that, my week has been especially busy.

    Anyways…

    nonnie, you did an excellent job of scaring the crap out of me with your poster. CU is so creepy! It’s even more frightening to think of him running the country (into the ground)…

  11. that e.m. is a clever one, neon vincent! :twisted:

  12. i was wondering where you’ve been, nightowl. how is the new computer? what caused the power outage?

  13. nightowl724

    It’s SMOKIN’! I wish I had more time with it. Maybe this weekend…

    We caught the tail end of Hurricane Ike Sunday evening. My family was very lucky, as many nearby areas from PA to OH may not have power until Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Part of the problem is that quite a few power company employees were sent to help in TX and LA long before we knew we’d get hit. No one seems to resent it, though, counting ourselves vastly more fortunate than the Southerners. No loss of life. No flooding. No evacuations. No food or water shortages.

  14. i remember after hurricane wilma, when we would drive around, it became almost a game to see who could spot the most out-of-state electric company trucks. we didn’t have power for almost 2 weeks. it was actually very peaceful. strange at first, but then very quiet and peaceful.
    what kind of computer did you get and where did you wind up buying it from?

  15. nightowl724

    My son ordered it for me online from HP. I got a 20″ monitor. And, actual sound again. And I can play CDs and DVDs again. And my keyboard and mouse work every time again. And, it’s FAST! YAY!

    Since I live in the country and have a well, no electricity equals no water. I hate when that happens…

  16. a bigger monitor makes such a difference. i have to go get a new computer desk, one long enough to have 2 monitors on it. this desk is falling apart and my old new monitor is collecting dust while i use this one. it would be nice to use both of them, because i usually have 12,000 windows open at one time.
    glad that you like the new toy! enjoy it! :D

  17. nightowl724

    Thanks!

    As far as having 12,000 windows open, my son calls me the Tab Queen

  18. Dusty

    Woot! Good one Nonnie. ;)

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