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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

california girls

pretending to be progressive, the california repubbblicans nominated two women as top of the tier candidates for next november. nytimes:
carly fiorina and meg whitman, who ascended to the top of the business world before turning to politics, prevailed on tuesday in their respective battles for the republican nominations for the united states senate and governor in california, setting the stage for costly general election fights this fall.

ms. fiorina, a former chief executive of hewlett-packard, beat tom campbell, a former congressman, and chuck devore, whose candidacy drew the backing of many tea party activists. she will face the incumbent senator, barbara boxer, a democrat, in the fall.

ms. whitman, the former chief executive of ebay and a billionaire, had invested a small share of her personal fortune to prevail in the governor’s race over steve poizner, the state insurance commissioner, who put $24 million of his own money into his primary campaign. she will challenge jerry brown, the state’s democratic attorney general, who was first elected governor of california three decades ago.
readers will remember what we think of ms. fiorina's tenure @ hewlett-packard. and apparently, ms. whitman has some goldman-sacks stink sticking to her.

on the other hand, the california dem's are still living in the 70's.

addendum: unfortunately for those who enjoy watching the crazy, orly taitz lost her bid for repubbb nominee for attorney general. too bad!
posted by skippy at 8:39 AM |


Bummer on the Orly tale, that would have been a really hilarious campaign to watch.

Regarding the Democratic Party "still living in the 70's", today's Jerry Brown is *not* the same Jerry Brown that he was in the 70's. Both as mayor of Oakland and as Attorney General, he's been pretty much a center-of-the-road tough-on-crime moderate. I think he's too friggin' old, but if it's between him and the candidate from Goldman-Sachs, I know who I'm voting for.

- Badtux the California Penguin
commented by Blogger BadTux, 12:19 PM PDT  
i will vote for brown but i don't know how appealing he will be to california as a whole (or is that as a "hole"?)
commented by Blogger skippy, 7:55 PM PDT  
ms. fiorina, a former chief executive of hewlett-packard

She's a failed former CEO. Thousands of jobs lost & she left amidst a huge controversy with a golden parachute.

Her opponents should really play up the fact she effed up as a CEO, big time.

For example other political candidate that had corporate catastrophes on their resume- like one George Bush.

I'm not saying people can;t make mistakes, but when you really mangle your job, then turn to politics, the baggage comes along.

HP paid Fiorina #20 million to go away.

When Fiorina became CEO in July, 1999, HP's stock price was $52 per share, and when she left 5 1/2 years later in February, 2005, it was $21 per share—a loss of over 60% of the stock's value.

Since California is having financial hard times........ they are going to want to scrutinize her track record.
commented by Blogger Fran, 6:13 AM PDT  

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