HP said in a statement that it "fully supports the election of each of the director nominees named in the proxy statement".
These statements are usually issued and/or approved by the board aren't they? Its hardly surprising that they're supporting the fact they were given the job.
Now if they issued a statement saying "We made a complete mess of things and we're not any good at the job so we should be removed", then it would make a refreshing change. However I suspect that statement will be issued on the back of a flying pig.