Feeds

Fiorina threatens to get in McCain's antique cabinet

Er, but Bush already mastered the 'Invent' agenda

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Having turned HP into a model of consistency . . . Having morphed HP into a no-nonsense juggernaut . . . Having guided HP through the smoothest mega-merger in history . . . Er, okay. How about - Having rubbed out the Hewlett-Packard brand, the HP Way and HP's competitive position against IBM and Dell, Carly Fiorina would now like to lend her insight gained about running large organizations and alienating as many people as possible to the White House.

Fiorina today did away with years of speculation around her political ambitions by confirming that she would indeed take a post in the White House.

"There are many, many people who would be honored to serve in President McCain's cabinet and, depending on the opportunity, I would be as well," she told reporters during a gig in Washington.

A staunch Republican, Fiorina has served on committees for both President Bush and Governor Gropenfuhrer. She's also a major adviser and fund raiser for old man McCain, joining former eBay CEO Meg Whitman in this capacity to form what are known as McCain's Silicon Darlings, which is a comical take on Bill Clinton's Silicone Darlings, who were less adept at attracting the mega-rich to their cause but equally well gifted in financial matters.

We digress.

Ever since being fired from HP, Fiorina's name has popped up for various political roles with some pundits thinking she'd go for the Governor job in New Jersey or even head up the World Bank. When pushed to discuss her political ambitions, Fiorina would always decline the offer.

When your reporter probed her on the topic in 2007, Fiorina said that education has always been a passion. So perhaps she's aiming for that Secretary of Education post.

Hey, your kids might not end up smart, but they'll be well-branded. iDunce, maybe?

We feel for Fiorina in some ways because her political career seems rather constrained by the success of her successor. While Fiorina argues that she set HP CEO Mark Hurd up for victory, few believe such claims. So, with every passing quarter, we're reminded of Hurd's strengths and Fiorina's failures, and that's a tough situation for a politician who will be selling her business savvy to fall back on. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.