Ex-HP boss confirms political move
California gets tech Senate bid
The former boss of HP, Carly Fiorina, is to stand as a Republican candidate for Senate for California.
Writing in the Orange County Register (no relation), Fiorina said: "Our most pressing problems today are too few jobs for Americans and too much spending in Washington. As California's senator, economic recovery and fiscal accountability will be my priorities.
"I will not settle for a jobless recovery. And we can start the important work of getting our financial house back in order by demanding to know where our money is being spent. Let's put every government budget and every government bill on the Internet for every citizen to see."
Fiorina, who has recently completed treatment for breast cancer, said healthcare reform was another focus but politicians should build on what works rather than "remaking the entire national health care system at the cost of higher taxes and exploding deficits".
Presumably referring to the row over her distinctly patchy record of actually bothering to vote in previous elections, Fiorina wrote: "Admittedly, I have not always been engaged in the electoral process, and I should have been."
Her business record is also mixed - she oversaw HP's takeover of Compaq but saw the company's share price fall and struggled to deal with the firm's board. She also presided over the shedding of thousands of jobs - and presumably struck a few contracts with the government in her time.
Of course Fiorina is not the only tech titan threatening California. Ex-eBay boss Meg Whitman is threatening to run for Republican governor in place of the Governator Arnie who will shortly complete his second, and final, term. (Oddly enough, Meg Whitman also hardly bothered to vote in elections.) ®
RE: Not bothering to vote
Why should they bother voting when they have already bought all the candidates anyway?
Is there any doubt?
If there was any doubt now that the GOP has become the last bastion of the village idiot this would have to expunge it completely.
Seriously folks, the contradiction is plain to see, as most commenters have expressed, and history shows, she was singing a different tune when she was justifying sending thousands of American jobs off shore, which just proves to me that these people will say anything to get elected.
If you are hell bent on America becoming more of a laughing stock than it already is then go ahead and vote for her. That's not what you want is it?
Maybe she was America's most toxic CEO at one time, but seems she passed the mantle to Mark Hurd see damiansaunders,net
No, No, No...
She must be joking. This is the woman who managed to screw up two decent companies (Compaq and HP) by joining them together to become the heartless, morally bankrupt company that the new HP is today. On top of that I thought Arnie had done a pretty good job of messing up California already, he ought to call her and tell her he doesn't need any help.
I guess that the $24M kick up the backside she got from HP must be running low and she needs a top-up?