God help us . . . Carly Fiorina was named one of the “worst CEOs of all time” for engineering HP’s controversial merger with Compaq, and had to be ousted by the board in 2005.
Fiorina later lost a senate race to incumbent Barbara Boxer from California in 2010, a campaign most noted for her bizarre Demon Sheep ads in the GOP primary against Tom Campbell.
This CEO from hell is now threatening to run for president. She’s b-a-a-a-a-a-ck! Carly Fiorina: ‘Worst Tech CEO’ Now Wants To Be President:
While many potential voters may be wondering who Carly Fiorina is, exactly, business analysts will quickly recall the former tech chief as one of the “worst CEOs of all time,” as she was often characterized following her six-year tenure at the head of the Silicon Valley giant.
According to reports from that time, Fiorina tripled her own salary while CEO of HP, while at the same time rendering about 30,000 of the company’s workers jobless in layoffs and firings while presiding over a 50 percent plunge in Hewlett-Packard stock value. Morale reportedly became so poor within the once-great technology firm that employees would openly boo Fiorina at company meetings.
But the seeming lack of respect between workers and Fiorina remains mutual, even a decade after she was given a $42 million “golden parachute” by HP in exchange for leaving the company.
In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, Fiorina gave her diagnosis of the problems she perceives with American industry in the present economy.
“How many Inspector General reports do we need to read that say, you know, you can watch porn all day long and get paid exactly the same way as somebody who’s trying to do their job?” she said to Wallace on the Fox News broadcast.
Fiorina did not specify, and Wallace did not ask, exactly which jobs these are that will pay workers to “watch porn all day long” while not only keeping their jobs but being showered with full salaries. But she did promise to cut the pay of public employees based on “performance.”
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If indeed Fiorina follows through with her presidential candidacy, in which she would seek the Republican nomination — and Fiorina told Walace that there is “a higher than 90 percent chance” that she will, indeed, join the Republican fray — it will not be her first political rodeo.
In 2010, Carly Fiorina won the California Republican nomination for U.S. Senate after [self-funding] $5.5 million of her own money to her primary campaign. But she lost the election to incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.
You can end the speculation. Fiorina to launch presidential bid on May 4:
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina plans to announce her White House campaign on May 4, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Sources close to the Republican told the paper she is expected to announce her candidacy online and then hold a conference call for the national press.
Fiorina will skip the states with early nominating contests for an appearance in New York that Monday. She then plans on speaking at Techcrunch’s Disrupt NY 2015 conference the following day.
That event coincides with the release of her new book and several cable TV interviews as well, the Journal added.
Requests for comment from Fiorina’s representatives were not immediately returned Wednesday afternoon.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a Detroit native, also plans on announcing his Oval Office bid in the Motor City that same day.
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) – Huckajesus! meanwhile, has eyed May 5 as the date for making a decision on a presidential run. The former governor has scheduled an event in Hope, Ark., for his announcement. [Aw, Just like Bill Clinton.]
Fiorina is already off to a bad start by scheduling her announcement sandwiched between two other candidate announcements, which means that she will not have the media to herself for even a brief period of time. Campaigns 101 lady.
“Fiorina is eagerly portraying herself as the electoral antidote to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. It’s a role she’s been playing for some time, turning heads at GOP events this winter for her sharp jabs at the former secretary of State.” The GOP antidote to Clinton?
This is the real reason Fiorina is running: she is going to take one for the GOP team by being the female attack dog — or demon sheep? — who viciously attacks Hillary Clinton, because the two dozen Republican men running for president do not want to be portrayed as misogynist sexist pigs. They can simply say “Carly said it,” and this will insulate them from the feckless Beltway media scrum that follows around presidential campaigns.
No doubt Fiorina is hoping to garner some good will for taking one for the GOP team. If she does well enough with her Sarah Palin imitation, maybe she can get the VP nod in a feeble attempt to “neutralize” the advantage that Hillary Clinton enjoys with women by being the “GOP antidote to Clinton.” Failing that, should a Tea-Publican win in 2016, this CEO from hell could be nominated to a cabinet position where she could do to the country what she did to HP.
Fiorina may also be auditioning for a seat on the Sunday Morning bobblehead shows, where she already appears all too frequently — remember, she was an advisor to John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and as we all know, “If it’s Sunday, it’s John McCain” or one of his surrogate puppets. There is always FAUX News or a hate radio show waiting for her if she wants it.