Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just won the Republication primary in California on Tuesday. Her first order of business? Cattily sniping about Senator Barbara Boxer’s hair when she didn’t realize her mic was on. While prepping for an on-camera interview, Fiorina said to a person off to her right, “A lot of us saw Barbara Boxer briefly on television this morning and said, ‘God, what is that hair?!’ Soooo yesterday!”
Someone must have told Fiorina to STFU off-screen because she suddenly piped down. Come on, Carly, even big-mouthed Joe Biden didn’t get caught on a live mic dissing Sarah Palin‘s ‘do with the title of a Hilary Duff song. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Wow, I know politicians fight dirty, but resorting to woman-on-woman sexism in campaign ads is pretty low. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is challenging current Senator Barbara Boxer for her Congressional seat. Fine and dandy, right? It’s actually pretty cool that one woman is challenging another woman for her seat.
But Fiorina’s campaign just sent out the most ridiculous that-lady-needs-to-be-put-in-her-place email I’ve ever read. To quote from the message (which I received through marketing emails from The Washington Times, a conservative-leaning newspaper in D.C.):
Barbara Boxer … disrespectfully demanded a Brigadier General refer to her as “Senator” instead of “ma’am” during a recent Senate hearing. I’m sure you’ll agree that Boxer’s arrogance and disrespect for our nation’s military leaders is way out of line.
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