Carly Fiorina has replaced embarrassed UBS bag man Phil Gramm, as the public face of McCain’s Economic team. Not only does she flat out lie in this clip about Obama’s tax plan, her own past history is getting ignored by the MSM.
Fiorina was fired by the HP board, after running the company in a reign of terror. Jeff Sonnenfeld, at the Yale School of Management called her a “street bully.”
“What a blind spot this is in the McCain campaign to have elevated her stature and centrality in this way,” said Mr. Sonnenfeld, the senior associate dean for executive programs at the management school and one of Ms. Fiorina’s sharpest critics. “You couldn’t pick a worse, non-imprisoned C.E.O. to be your standard-bearer.”
What is less well known as Fortune Magazine reported, was that the culture of secrecy and spying at HP which led to the “pretexting scandal”, was initiated under Fiorina to spy not on board members but on rival Dell Computers.
Given that McCain has been one of Bush’s great defenders on domestic spying by the NSA, Carly Fiorina will be a perfect fit for McCain’s inner circle.