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Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is to advise the new Governor-elect of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She's one of four Silicon Valley appointees on a bi-partisan Transition Team, which includes the Mayor of San Francisco Willie M Brown.

Schwarzenegger has vowed to pare debt-ridden California's spending to the bone. And Fiorina should be able to help there: upwards of 18,000 staff were layed off as a result of the HP-Compaq merger, a bodycount to match the new Governor's Terminator movies.

The bodybuilder turned politician (that's Arnold) has expressed an admiration for the communication techniques of Adolf Hitler, while Fiorina has expressed admiration for the Nineteenth Century German comedian GWF Hegel.

But beyond that, it's hard to see what lasting synergies there may be, as Fiorina is know to be a Democrat. Although one of the few women on the transition team, she is more than capable of looking after herself, should the Governer-elect's hands start to wander. ®

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