is that her bid for the Senate is as successful as her time at HP. Total obscurity beckons.
Former HP supremo Carly Fiorina is not sparing the horses in her bid to become Republican senator for California. Or rather, she's not sparing the sheep, as this subtle attack on rival Tom Campbell proves: Well, you really wouldn't want to watch that while under the influence of mind-expanding drugs. Campbell's camp …
Carly would be perfect for California political landscape.
With the way she mismanaged and butchered Lucent and HP she would fit right in with the current administration.
How is she going to layoff the people of California though?
That was her formula for success before, layoff the workforce, pay massive bonuses to the executives, jump ship before the stockholders realize whats going on.
The author didn't pay enough attention to the ad (though I can't blame him with this thing being over 3 minutes long). Demon Sheep = Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; i.e., the candidate not really fiscally conservative like he is protraying himself to the public. Or with the red eyes perhaps a Demon Wolf in Sheep's clothing.
I do have to concede the ad is a bit bizarre and just a tad disturbing.
Isn't this the same group ("the Californian voters") that let out-of-state groups of religious nutballs convince them to vote against equality under the guise of protecting marital hypocrisy and the divorce rate. They also wanted to secede at some point in the recent past, and despite being the source of large amounts of food, productive labor, and materials, managed to piss it all away in a series of insane gambles and idiotic ("Enron") choices.
When the column with the sheep on it rose from the field, was I the only one that heard "The Liberty Bell March" (the Monty Python theme music) followed shortly by "Sheep do not so much FLY as PLUMMET...!"?
OTOH, she IS running as a candidate for the Extremely Silly (i.e., Republican) Party nomination, so I suppose it all makes sense.
How can one have a conservative budget when you refuse to increase taxes to the levels of other states or countries, as the taxpayer's alliance and Carly Fiorino want to? It looks like the guy attacked is a Californian David Cameron, prepared to put up taxes to avoid bankruptcy.
You're thinking of the dictionary version of the word "conservative". What Fiorino is speaking to is the *political* version of "conservative", which is to say ... "Don't even talk about money at any time, unless it is to tell me that I get to keep more of mine or take some more of someone else's."
Note that this concept extends to infrastructure spending, social services, emergency services ... y'know ... all of that "socialist" stuff that taxes inevitably pay for ... which is why there should be *no* taxes, and certainly no *raising* of taxes, from the perspective of a "fiscally conservative" Fiorino.
I worked at HP Corvalis during Queen Carly's reign of incompetence, and the impression I got was that she was pretty universally despised -- but nobody would admit to it on the record. I think the best response to her campaign would be to simply interview a bunch of ex-HP employees and ask them "You've had Carly running your company... would you want her running your country?"
I lived in California for 17 years. Every couple years, the politicians would start crying "We need more money for education! Think of the children!" Then they would raise taxes, the additional revenue would go into the general fund, not the schools, and a few years later, they would be crying "We need more money for education!" again!
Then there was the time when the Governor gave a press conference on all the wonderful things he was going to do with the state budget surplus. This little old retired school teacher asked him "Aren't you required by the state constitution to rebate that money to the taxpayers?" to which he replied "I've got a team of lawyers working on a way around that as we speak". Wonderful -- he admitted live on the air the he was spending the taxpayers money to find ways to violate the state constitution and deprive the taxpayers of more money!
Yes, any government needs a tax base to function, and Carly apparently wants to prove she can be every bit as incompetent and unethical at politics as she was at business. That doesn't change the fact that California has screwed the citizens on taxes in the past, and they have good reason to be pissed off.
It's a bad ad because the intro pretty much requires you to already have an opinion on the other guy to get the joke, which means the uninformed probably won't take the hook. And FCINO will never work without a catchy way to say, like RINO and DINO and ... fuh'psy-no ? Or maybe with a hard C like fuh'k-eye-no.
Would make better ads for HP than their Harry Potter typography does. Seems to say HP always thinks it's Halloween, or some such.
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