Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The McCain Temper Claims Another Victim


Today, McCain economic adviser Carly Fiorina bluntly stated that neither John McCain nor Sarah Palin were capable of running a major corporation (she said the same of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden). A top campaign adviser said Fiorina will be punished for her candid sentiments:

“Carly will now disappear,” this source said. “Senator McCain was furious.” Asked to define “disappear,” this source said, adding that she would be off TV for a while – but remain at the Republican National Committee and keep her role as head of the party’s joint fundraising committee with the McCain campaign.

Fiorina was booked for several TV interviews over the next few days, including one on CNN. Those interviews have been canceled.


et said...

That didn't take long.

Has anybody else noticed the comparative absence - at least in the national media - of McCain's two top elected cheerleaders, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham? I Googled both and at least Lieberman is active on the campaign trail - hey, he just spoke to a whopping crowd of 500 at a synagogue in Nevada - but they're neither of them receiving a lot of buzz/attention.

I just wonder if they see the handwriting on the wall and are trying to distance themselves or at least minimize their impact in the campaign, the better to preserve their own political careers after November 5...

Who does that leave McCain with as surrogate spokespeople? His lobbyist campaign managers? That's sure working out well so far. Romney, Huckabee, Giuliani (oh, YEAH, they'll all be really enthusiastic!)?

Buckle up, folks, the ride is getting bumpier...

Stan Black said...

Carly was correct in her observations of McCain and Palin as unable to run a company like HP. Carly should know how not to run a company... Ha ha.

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