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Carly Fiorina disses Barbara Boxer's hair, Sean Hannity

Rep. Kendrick Meek, the Democratic Senate candidate in Florida, is polling in the teens against Republican Marco Rubio and independent Charlie Crist. Maybe it has something to do with his theory of political leadership, which is a bit difficult to comprehend.

"Leadership is about being misunderstood," Meek informed the audience at the Campaign for America's Future meeting on Wednesday. "If you're not misunderstood, you're not leading." Silence in the audience. A minute later, Meek returned to this baffling theme. "In the U.S. Congress, we need individuals who are willing to stand up and be misunderstood now. ... Am I misunderstood? I think so, on some fronts. But that's the reason why we're here."

Understood?

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The Web is on fire over Sarah Palin's choice of clothing for her visit to the Belmont Stakes over the weekend, and which, er, policies she unveiled.

This being a family newspaper, we will not engage in rank speculation over another Internet tempest in a C-cup.

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Just one day after winning the Republican Senate nomination in California, Carly Fiorina got a rather unfriendly welcome to the big leagues. She made the rookie mistake of talking into a microphone and assuming that it was not on.

While having her makeup done for an appearance on KXTV in Sacramento, Fiorina scrolled through her BlackBerry, yawned and chatted with the folks in the studio about cheeseburgers, Sean Hannity -- and Sen. Barbara Boxer's hair. She said of her Democratic opponent's style: "God, what is that hair?" She laughed and touched her own hair, adding, "So yesterday."

She also volunteered her view that "it's really surprising" that Meg Whitman, the GOP candidate for governor, was going on Hannity's show on her first day as nominee. "I think it's a very bad choice actually," Fiorina said. "You know how he is."

Yes, he's so yesterday. And that hair!

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The good news for Helen Thomas: She finally got somebody to defend her position on Israeli Jews.

The bad news: It's Hezbollah.

Thomas expressed "what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs," said Hezbollah, a group of murderers and thugs.


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Making room for Blago?

Jack Abramoff, the fallen lobbyist, was moved from prison in Cumberland to a halfway house also in Maryland. In a remarkable display of federal efficiency, this frees up a bed in the prison system just as the trial is getting underway for the former Illinois governor. Abramoff is scheduled to be a free man on Dec. 4.

With Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez.

By Dana Milbank  | June 9, 2010; 10:53 PM ET
 
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Comments

meeks has the IQ of a rock.

and that may be insulting to rocks.

Posted by: newagent99 | June 10, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Fiorina will get nowhere with her nasty remarks, and just not too long ago Fiorina didn't even HAVE any hair.

We here in California don't care for destructive politicing.

Fiorina would be more welcome in a Red State, maybe Alaska.

Anywhere but here.

I've read that South Carolinians like dirty politics, try there Fiorina.

Dirty comments like Fiorina made remind us of George W. Bush, Carl Rove, and the rest of that rabble that California voted soundly AGAINST.

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 10, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't classify Fiorina's remarks as nasty--immature and foolish maybe. She should really be focused on what we here in California want to happen. We are long overdue for a class act with a good head and it looks like it isn't going to happen in this round.

Posted by: sahollister | June 10, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Lindalovejones: You seem to do pretty well at spewing vitriol yourself. Carly had chemotherapy, that's why she "had no hair." In fact she did say, "After all, I started with none." And now W makes dirty comments? When? It's not his thing. And South Carolina's "dirty" politics? We're novices compared to the Great Bankruptcy state. Carly and Meg in 2010! Go and go and go!

Posted by: Rodin | June 10, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

"God, what is that hair?" She laughed and touched her own hair, adding, "So yesterday."

As is the 70 year old Barbara Boxer. Time for Cali to get rid of that tired old white woman.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

When will pols learn. Mic's should be treated like guns...Assume they are loaded.

Posted by: konadog | June 10, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

TO: Azarkhan who wrote:
"God, what is that hair?" She laughed and touched her own hair, adding, "So yesterday."
“As is the 70 year old Barbara Boxer. Time for Cali to get rid of that tired old white woman.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Barbara Boxer does a GREAT job for California, and we’re not about to replace her with a psycho like Fiorina.

Nobody who has ever worked with Fiorina can even stand her, obviously because she doesn’t have a kind word to say about anyone.

That aside, I like Barbara Boxer’s hairdo a lot better than I Fiorina’s “barely there” look.


Posted by: lindalovejones | June 10, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

TO: Rodin who wrote:
“Lindalovejones: You seem to do pretty well at spewing vitriol yourself. Carly had chemotherapy, that's why she "had no hair." In fact she did say, "After all, I started with none." And now W makes dirty comments? When? It's not his thing. And South Carolina's "dirty" politics? We're novices compared to the Great Bankruptcy state. Carly and Meg in 2010! Go and go and go!”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I don’t know where you got the idea that Carly Fiorina has cancer, but it hasn’t hit the news in California.

The great bankruptcy scare came only after 8 years of Republican failures.

You’re living in dream world, and you can’t change history by having a nasty attitude.
People all over the world are witnesses to what took place in this country from 2001 to 2008, and people all over the world have experienced the results of Bush Administration economic policies, and even their deregulation of oil and gas companies.

You trying to make up things and go to blows will me won’t change history one single bit.

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 10, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Really classy remarks Ms. Fiorina. True colors are showing. If she had the virtues of a leader she would keep her mouth shut. It's obvious she's lacking the qualities for the office she is seeking.

Posted by: fortheartz | June 10, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"Barbara Boxer does a GREAT job for California"

Given the fact that California has a 19.1 Billion dollar budget deficit, and may be forced to declare bankruptcy, tell me exactly what the Democratic Party has done for California. Please remember that except for 1995-1996, Democrats have controlled the state legislature since the 1970's.

Sorry, time for old white people like Boxer, Pelosi, and Jerry Brown to go.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Carly Fiorina's legacy at HP was unethical, bordering on criminal behavior. She'll fit right in the Huckabee's dreams of a white supremacist Jesuslandia.

Posted by: areyousaying | June 10, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

"I don’t know where you got the idea that Carly Fiorina has cancer, but it hasn’t hit the news in California."

Gee, I guess if you are only reading the Daily Idiot and HuffHoe, you wouldn't know. Ms. Fiorina was diagnosed with cancer in Feb 2009. She has had chemotherapy and surgery.

Of course, for a pathetic leftist like yourself, the only women who matter are Dumbocrats, so you obviously don't care about conservative women who get breast cancer. So classy.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

"If she had the virtues of a leader she would keep her mouth shut."

If leaders can't speak, how can they lead? Oh right, like Chairman Obamao-they can lead from the golf course.

"It's obvious she's lacking the qualities for the office she is seeking."

Only obvious to a brilliant person like you. The rest of us will allow the voters decide.

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

As bad as things are in California, I cannot fathom that people who are capable of rational thought will embrace Fiorina. She has a track record that, perhaps, a paraplegic would envy, but no one else.

Here stewardship of HP nearly cost the company its existence. Her complete lack of business ethics portends what type of senator she'd be. Does the name Jack Agranoff ring a bell?

Posted by: Andy-Seattle | June 10, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Best line from Meek since first announced: "I play the David role well. And we all know how that story ended"

http://bit.ly/bH1CPd

Posted by: saintpetersblog | June 10, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Newsworthy???
When she is sitting in a church for 20 years listening to you know what and remarking, in written books, about the same, let us know!

Posted by: Indi1 | June 10, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

What childish comments for a grown woman to make. Watching this video and listening to Fiorina taking stabs at Boxer's hair, is just a another reminder of how petty some women can be when it comes to their own physical appearance.

If anything there is nothing wrong with Barbara's "crown and glory", Fiorina is just feeling a little jealous and insecure, now that she finally has a little bit of own hair growing back.

Silly little woman.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | June 10, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

"What childish comments for a grown woman to make...Silly little woman."

But not as childish or silly as the silly little leftists who burned up their silly little websites yesterday with silly chat about whether or not Sarah Palin got breast implants. Because that is not only silly, but sexist.

And I'm sure a card-carrying leftist like yourself condemns silly sexist leftist blather like that. Right?

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Another failed CEO proves why.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 10, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"What childish comments for a grown woman to make...Silly little woman."

But not as childish or silly as the silly little leftists who burned up their silly little websites yesterday with silly chat about whether or not Sarah Palin got breast implants. Because that is not only silly, but sexist.

And I'm sure a card-carrying leftist like yourself condemns silly sexist leftist blather like that. Right?

Posted by: Azarkhan | Ju

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Did Barbara Boxer make those comments about Sarah Palin, or Hillary Clinton, or any other Female Democratic politician?

The answer is No.

Do you see the difference?

Posted by: lcarter0311 | June 10, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

"Do you see the difference?"

The answer is no. But you can condemn those comments now along with all the other sexist slurs about Sarah Palin.

Go ahead, put your money where your mouth is...still waiting....

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Welcome to the Mad Hatter world of Carly Fiorina! She didn’t buy the nomination with her own money—she used the Hewlett Packard stockowners money to do it. They had to pay her $20 Million when they fired her for her poor job performance. Not bad for a screw up. Whose money will she be ‘spending’ when she hits the Senate?? Not hers, that’s for sure.

We are HP stockholders who were dismayed at the wreck Fiorina caused at HP--over the concerted opposition of the families who created the company. Her decision to buy Compaq did precisely what they said it would do--lowered the value of the stock. It was $52 when she joined and $21 when she was fired--and her firing actually raised HP's value! And as of today, it's still not at the value she came into! Classic case of wrecking a company and we're going to trust her to the Senate??

Someone who doesn't make good decisions and doesn't listen to advice is hardly one who should be promoted to a Senatorship--except in the Mad Hatter world of Alice's Wonderland! Unbelievable that she's using her tenure at HP as a reason to make her Senator.

Posted by: commonsense101 | June 10, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

What a silly woman - you would think a bout with cancer would make her a more gracious person, but I guess not.

Azarkan, it is time to lay off the cheetos and mountain dew for the day. It isn't as if Palin or Fiorina are going to pay you for your defensive whiny tirades. You have to get a J-O-B.

Posted by: LABC | June 10, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Re Carly F: isn't this sort of like the pot calling the kettle? Doesn't look like the best hair day for either of them. Bet on Boxer; Fiorina fired 25,000 folks at HP, and, I can tell you as a Californian with 12.6% unemployment, that she's going nowhere fast.

Posted by: jon404 | June 10, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

".. It isn't as if Palin or Fiorina are going to pay you.."

Get paid to point out the lies and hypocrisy of swinish Leftists? No thanks--I enjoy it too much!

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

When asked about the hair comment Biden was heard to say, "It's a big f%ucking deal."

Posted by: Bubbette1 | June 10, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Her skills running HP into the ground will certainly serve her well in candidacy. And speaking of hair...what is with her hair? Who let Cagney and Lacy loose? Her do is right out of 1982.

Posted by: fortheclueless | June 10, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

boxer's granny clampetts hair style and pelosi's matel plastic face...says alot about them california democrats....either get with the times or crawl back into your caves...hahahahahah!

Posted by: JWx2 | June 10, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

This video is just a little window into how repellent Fiorina's personality is. About as appealing as her Teabagger platform. Her crazy cackle at the end is priceless.

There is no way California will elect this person; we know her history at HP and her political positions are better suited to the Confederate South than to a state that prides itself on being progressive.

Posted by: marSF | June 10, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

You do know that this will be the entire Democratic campaign against Ms. Fiorina! She will be elected or not to the US Senate based on one "off the record" conversation that had to do with the hair style of her opposition. Not how qualified she is to do the job, not if we think Ms. Boxer has done a great job, not what their respective backgrounds show, not the results of debates -- comments on hair.

The American electorate deserves the folks we keep in Washington (and Sacramento) who have the very power of life or death over us. We treat an election as seriously as we do a story in the National Enquirer or an episode of "Oprah".

Good luck changing the egomaniacal train wreck that has thrown away 200 years of our fortune and our integrity -- to keep getting elected. Yeah, keep writing notes about a stupid remark!

Posted by: tommariner | June 10, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

So the latest political "Year of the Woman" kicks off with Catty Carly dissing Barbara Boxer's hair (oh no she didn't!) and the RNC buying Sarah Palin a boobjob.

You've come a long way, baby?

Posted by: factota | June 10, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"boxer's granny clampetts hair style and pelosi's matel plastic face...says alot about them california democrats....either get with the times or crawl back into your caves...hahahahahah!"

Last time I watched a Republican Convention, all the women looked like frumpy dowagers straight out of 1955 and all the men appeared have one foot in the grave. And everyone was fat and white. The "youth" vote is clearly with the Democratic Party so I really have no idea what you are talking about when you say "get with the times". For the GOP that means returning to back-alley abortions and believing that dinosaurs and man coexisted.

Posted by: marSF | June 10, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

obama: "im going find some teabagger ass to kick!"

Posted by: dummypants | June 10, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

lindalovejones wrote:

"I don’t know where you got the idea that Carly Fiorina has cancer, but it hasn’t hit the news in California."
***************

And you are typical of the uninformed who thinks there is anything important about Carly's comments. You simply don't read/listen to the news...of course Carly had cancer..and she lost her hair from chemo. It was in all the news !!
It's this kind of lack of knowledge that got PrezBo elected leading to the ruination of the good 'ol USA.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 10, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

funny, when conservatives ask obama to prove he meets the constitutional qualifications for the presidency milbank calls them "birthers". when a couple idiots theorize that palin got breast implants he marvels "the web is on fire".

liberal idiocy at its least assuming.

Posted by: dummypants | June 10, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I am not from California and I don't care about women's hair, but my goodness, someone with a rat's nest like that on the top of her head is showing really bad judgement in making cruel comments about someone else's hair. It indicates a kind of narcissistic myopia that, I gather, defines her, to judge from the comments above--I would have to buy the argument that this is a window into her personality, a window through which I see a vision that tells me that I do not want to see her in the US Senate.

Posted by: miller9 | June 10, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

This is actually a NEWS article? Continue writing articles like this and you'll be the laughing-stock of the industry. What was that? "You already are". Oh, sorry.

Posted by: avatar666 | June 10, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Do you see the difference?"

The answer is no. But you can condemn those comments now along with all the other sexist slurs about Sarah Palin.

Go ahead, put your money where your mouth is...still waiting....

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 2:02 PM

~~~

I see your a childish little tea pot, your self.

And just for the record I have never made a sexist slur about Palin, as I am a woman my self.

But, I will tell you one thing.

She is one kooky kind of woman and there ain't nothing sexist about that. Being a Kook that is.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | June 10, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Boxer is probably a shemale anyways...most califorians are either gay/lesiban or illegal mexican.....hahahahahaha!

Posted by: JWx2 | June 10, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

My first thought was "my god, can the libs not come up with any better news stories". But then I read some comments and realized, when you don't live in reality these are the headlines that are important to you.

So here's some history (for the poster that couldn't be bothered to get her facts right).

Fiorina had breast cancer in Feb. 2009 and Chemo in March. Maybe that historical fact hasn't hit California, but I'm inclined to think it has and you couldn't bother to read or research. (Probably why you support Boxer in the first place)

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 10, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Second, as most libs STILL placing the blame for the economy on "W", could just ONE of you get your facts straight?

From the US Treasury Government site (not some blog or your friends gossiping):

Rep. Congress 2000-2006 spent 2.394 Trillion.
Dem. Congress 2006-2008 spent 2.529 trillion.

So in "W" 8 years - the Dems spent more in the last 2 years than Rep. did in the first 6 years.

Let me repeat that: Dem's 2 year spending EXCEEDED Rep's 6 years.

Moving on to Obama & Dem's together 2008-2010: 2.357 trillion.

So here the Dem's 4 year run doubles the preceeding 6 years. Your Messiah having spent just shy in 1.5 years what they did in 6... And more before he hits 2 years).

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 10, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Now before you have a hissy and flame back because I've presented you with Facts (I know, you libs hate them), why not go do some research before accusing people of making up history.

Economy? Lets talk Chris Dodd and Barney Frank and the sub-prime scam shoved down our throats by those Dems. No, no, let's just blame that on Bush as well.

How about the Bush Bail-out...Hmm, Democrat held Congress with a Filabuster proof majority.

I suppose in your defense we can blame (although you probably wouldn't) the new "transparency" promised by Obama... Funny the entire Obamacare sham has been a series of closed door meetings... Guess like Orwell said, in your world Up is down, Right is left.

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 10, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

lindalovejones wrote: "I don’t know where you got the idea that Carly Fiorina has cancer, but it hasn’t hit the news in California."

Hmmmm... San Francisco Chronicle reported her diagnosis and surgery for breast cancer in an article on March 3 of '09. Maybe you should read CALIFORNIA newspapers instead of just the Post??

Posted by: Greg_12 | June 10, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

OOPS, just got carried away and threw out Dodd and Frank... I'm sure you don't know what they did wrong, since you can't be bothered to research Boxer's record.

You remind me of Bill Maher throwing out "Brazil's been off oil for 30 years" and getting called out by Wills that he didn't know what he was talking about. Realizing that this wasn't his "followers" he stumbled lamely back with "well, we need to get a judges ruling on that"... Judges say: Brazil 8th largest consumer of oil.

Damn those nasty facts. Why can't Conservatives just believe what the Dem's tell them, like the rest of us Liberals.

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 10, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"She is one kooky kind of woman" lcarter0311

Kookier then you? Impossible!

Posted by: Azarkhan | June 10, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

About all Fiorina has IS hair. She tanked HP stock value and led the company to 1000's of layoffs by mismanagement and was given a golden parachute when asked to leave. She followed this up with her brilliant foot in mouth comments as a McLame advisor and was asked to leave again. Just like Sarah, all hat, no horse!!!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | June 10, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

This is the best The Washington Post has?? Carly Fiorina made a catty remark! STOP THE PRESSES!!! Surely this is news. Let's not talk about all of the legislation Barbara Boxer has authored (it'd be a short list). Let's not talk about Carly Fiorina's qualifications (or lack thereof). Let's not talk about Barbara Boxer's "don't call me MA'AM" moment. Let's don't talk about the mess that California is in. Let's dish the dirt on catty gossip. That's GREAT JOURNALISM!!!!

And you clowns call yourselves "journalists." Even Wm. Randolf Hearst is turning over in his grave. To quote that great philosopher Bugs Bunny, "what a bunch of maroons."

Posted by: jk12852002 | June 10, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Only someone as vapid and airy as Fiorina could make Barbara Boxer look good by comparison. What a stupid woman...no wonder she nearly ruined Hewlett Packard.

Posted by: feudi | June 10, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I've been wondering: what's up with Carly Fiorina's hair? It's so 1984.

Posted by: JM16 | June 10, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow, now I get it. Carly's whole Hewlett Packard debacle was due to her attention to the important stuff - like hairstyles! This kind of petty junior high stuff reinforces the stereotype of women in politics and NOT in a good way. I will however, give her credit for not being stupid enough to waste her own millions trying to buy the election.

Posted by: mcordray | June 10, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Barbara Boxer has the full support of my wife and I, and our circle of friends and relatives. She had been a godsend for the state of California, and her positions on the issues are aligned with most Californians I know. So, we'll let this moronic Republican, Carly Fiorina, empty her deep pockets once more for the general election, when she'll be sent packing.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | June 10, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Just want to say that Carly Fiorina was diagnosed with breast cancer in late '09, underwent surgery and radiation and chemo and lost her hair . . . not in the distant past. At the beginning of her campaign she sported a head covered with grey stubble. You can see that it is still not very long. Her old "do" was a lot like Barbara Boxer's. I thought it was not a nasty but a rather humorous comment that she made about Boxer's hairdo being "so yesterday" - a joke about her own former hairstyle.
What does any of this have to do with digging the state of CA out of the ash heap that the Dem's have consistently shoveled us into??? We need someone with new ideas and some business sense and not another "do-gooder" who wants everyone to have everything they've ever dreamed of or thought they were entitled to as payment for drawing breath.

Posted by: americanangst | June 10, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Conservatism and "republicanism" are also rooted in malignant narcissism. Malignant narcissism also manifests at the family and organization level. It has reached epic proportions in American culture in our lifetime. Narcissists are full of unconscious fear and carry lots of shame and other psychic poisons. People that are fearful cling to guns and religion. Republicans are cowards as are all warmongers. The average warmonger has never ever seen a day in combat. They are all talk....no action. the narrow minded bigotry and racism that are hallmarks of the republican party also have their roots in narcissistic disturbance. Narcisists are not yet conscious of their shadow...of their dark side...so instead of taking ownership for their failings, they point fingers and blame others. Think Bush, Cheney, Rove, Hitler, Saddam. They have severely low self esteem and carry loads of shame and they project these feelings onto others who they see as worthless and lesser value and etc. This shame makes it very difficult for them to admit mistakes. If Americans all educated themselves about narcissism, they would never ever again vote for the republican party and the "party" would die. Clinging to guns and false fundamentalist religions would die also. People cling to religion because they fear god and they fear life deep down inside. The republican party and its behavior and MO are textbook narcissism.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 10, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

It is not clear from the headline whether Fiorina dissed Hannity or Hannity and his hair! Well, she should have.

By the way Fiorina herself looks Butch with her hair.

Posted by: kishorgala | June 10, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina is a malignant narcissist period. Do yourself and humanity a favor and gain insight into the exact nature of the "human condition" by googling and educating yourself about the psycho-spiritual disease of narcissism. Once you educate yourself concerning this universal human malady, you will become much more aware of how politics and organizations works. These charismatic but very soul sick individuals are frequently found at the top of organizations as managers and executives. Their self esteem comes from the Outside/In...from their position, money, power, prestige, family...etc. So they must use people to fuel their psychic activity and mental processes. These are the vampires of myth. Fiorina is a prime example.

Posted by: vintel7 | June 10, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Uh, people... really...

Forget the hair. Yes, she had breast cancer and is a survivor (like my wife).

I know the trolls won't care (if you're taking umbrage at that, it does mean you. If you don't know what "umbrage" means, it's probably you as well): She's a failed CEO (as in, fired, pushed out, given a golden parachute). Her claims of leadership are belied by the performance of HP under her rule (can't call it leadership). Over 35,000 jobs sent overseas and people laid off. Bought the primary with money she got to LEAVE HP because of her managerial incompetence.

That is what matters. Not insipid comments about hair and sniping by desperate trolls.

Posted by: lmb02 | June 10, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Uh, people... really...

Forget the hair. Yes, she had breast cancer and is a survivor (like my wife).

I know the trolls won't care (if you're taking umbrage at that, it does mean you. If you don't know what "umbrage" means, it's probably you as well): She's a failed CEO (as in, fired, pushed out, given a golden parachute). Her claims of leadership are belied by the performance of HP under her rule (can't call it leadership). Over 35,000 jobs sent overseas and people laid off. Bought the primary with money she got to LEAVE HP because of her managerial incompetence.

That is what matters. Not insipid comments about hair and sniping by desperate trolls.

Posted by: lmb02 | June 10, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The dumbest thing Fiorina said was actually her acceptance speech when she said she would increase jobs for Californians. Now why would anyone trust her to do that, after her record at HP? Do people really think she even cares if they have a job or not? Seriously, why would anyone trust the current corporate tycoons to run the government?

Posted by: catherine3 | June 10, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina must stick to the issues if she wants a chance of unseating Boxer.

CA is tired of the high unemployment, lack of quality education and erratic economy and we must refocus on those issues which will strengthen our economy and keep businesses from leaving.

Posted by: imaginemore | June 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Bahahaha. She failed out of law school after one semester! LOL.

- During her time at HP, HP shares declined more than 50%.
- As HP CEO she shipped American jobs to India and China.
- She cut worker salaries by $130m while collecting $90m for herself.
- She collected a $42m golden parachute and $50k for career counseling.
- She is rated one of the 20 worst CEOs in history along w/ Ken Lay of Enron.
- Her leadership was "disastrous."

Chuck DeVore was the teaparty candidate, endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. and Natl Tax Limitation Cmte (Carly distributed a mailer with the lie that they had endorsed her!). Lew Uhler, the NTLC prez wrote "Let me be clear, I do not support CF, her campaign's dishonest tactics are a disgrace."

Posted by: sm4269a | June 10, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Barbara always looked good to me however I am an 80 years old man.

In addition have been impressed with her tenacity and concern for the American people in a group that is made up in the most part of a bunch of old men more interested in Wall Street.

Her opponent sounds like she is a bit "catty" and more typical of the old Wall Street boys.

Posted by: WESHS49 | June 10, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Milbank- Nice to see that the WaPo finally moved you to the political gossip desk. National Enquirer material is just about all you can handle.

We have real problems in this country, and for Politicians and supposed political writers to waste their time on trivial crap like hair styles and fake boobies, just shows that we are continuing the great slide down the toilet.

Posted by: Yeahright2 | June 10, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Carly is very "handsome". Her sex change operation went really well.

Posted by: FilmMD | June 10, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

caliguy55 as soon as you can find out what gender you are let me know . i'll use what ever restroom 'you're not

Posted by: crimson1 | June 10, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

I always get a kick reading the ranting of the right. They can't debate without name-calling. So far on here I've seen Obamao, HuffHoe and Dumbocrats. Gee, perhaps they should follow that up with a Nanny Nanny Boo Boo!

Posted by: fairandbalanced | June 10, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

IF FIORINA THINKS HAIR STYLE IS A WORTHY
POLITICAL ATTACK ISSUE, SHE OBVIOUSLY
SHOULD BE RUNNING A SENATOR BARBER POSITION
AND LEAVE RUNNING FOR OFFICE TO SOMEONE
WHO STICKS WITH IMPORTANT ISSUES.

Posted by: formervac | June 10, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

She may be an airhead who almost destroyed the great Hewlett-Packard, but at least she shows a glimmer of intelligence for revealing that she thinks Sean Hannity is the ridiculous buffoon he is.

Honesty...that's a FIRST for a Republican.

Congratulations, Carly.

Posted by: wilder5121 | June 10, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

A "Class Act" from California! Give the rest of the rest of the country a break with your theatical views, your all not as well liked as you might think you are in your welfare, liberal State of quirky lifestyles and views.

Posted by: jhnjdy | June 10, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

To: marSF
This whole issue about appearance is kind of dumb but let's face it Sarah Palin's pretty hot. But then again I think Nancy Pelosi is pretty hot too...

Posted by: konadog | June 10, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

The point is, this wasn't even an "open mike" or public event. It was backstage prepping for an interview. Pretty cheesy to release a private coversation.
On the other hand, is anyone still outraged that Jesse Jackson (who Michele Obama used to babysit for) wanted to 'rip [Obama's] balls off!"?
And, yes, Barbara Boxer has a Stepford `do.

Posted by: OttoDog | June 10, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Azarkhan said:

Given the fact that California has a 19.1 Billion dollar budget deficit, and may be forced to declare bankruptcy, tell me exactly what the Democratic Party has done for California.
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It sounds like someone needs a basic civics lesson. Boxer is in the U.S. Senate, which has no control over the state government or budget. She couldn't have bankrupted the state any more than you did. This deficit comes after 6 years of a Republican governor-- the one who got elected because he promised to eliminate the (very reasonable) vehicle tax, then realized a few years later that he actually needed that revenue to keep the state afloat.

Everyone wants lower taxes but doesn't want their own pet programs cut; it's always someone else's program that is too expensive, not their own. Republicans are just as bad or worse at spending as the Dems, it's just the type of spending that differs -- wars, weapons and favors to rich constituents versus healthcare and job preservation.

Anyway, from your snarky comments, Asarkhan, you are no Californian, so you have no say. On the other hand, this Californian will be voting for Boxer.

Posted by: emm2 | June 10, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Another point:
Fiorina's surprise at Whitman doing Hannity first is clarified further on in the tape. "He's a really hard interview" she said, not a 'fluff job' one would normally take for your first post-primary appearance.
Also, "Hannity" might be a good primaries appearance, but you'd typically want to bring things more to the center of you're a Republican running in Callifornia.

Posted by: OttoDog | June 10, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Carly Fiorina is an embarrassment to women; not a hellovalot IN her head, is there? Good grief, what a catty *itch!

Posted by: drjillshackford1 | June 10, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Fiorina is toxic. I have never seen a more perfect example of malignant narcissism; caught on tape. Why do you think HP got rid of her and why she ranks so low with HP people? Fiorina looks and acts like a man if you ask me!

Posted by: vintel7 | June 10, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

"It's this kind of lack of knowledge that got PrezBo elected leading to the ruination of the good 'ol USA.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | June 10, 2010 2:45 PM'
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You seem to be lacking the knowledge that there wasn't much left of America to wreck when "PrezBo" came into office.

In general, things have gotten a lot better.

Posted by: JRM2 | June 10, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: orlandovjc | June 10, 2010 3:25 PM
Rep. Congress 2000-2006 spent 2.394 Trillion.
Dem. Congress 2006-2008 spent 2.529 trillion.

So in "W" 8 years - the Dems spent more in the last 2 years than Rep. did in the first 6 years.

Let me repeat that: Dem's 2 year spending EXCEEDED Rep's 6 years.

Moving on to Obama & Dem's together 2008-2010: 2.357 trillion.
==========================
You do realize that budgets are made prior year for current year ahead of the spending right? And that spending in budgets can spread over years right?

That would mean that the spending for the years in question were primarily Republican budgets.

You have to look at the bills that were passed and the spending in those bills in order to compare who is the bigger spender. It is not as simple as looking at the year in totalilty. Besides any way you cut it, the spending is not spent without the pen of the president. And for those years it was a Republican president that occupied the Oval Office.

Just thought I would share that with you.

Posted by: justonevoice | June 10, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Milbank is not a journalist. He is a gossip monger. Silly story and sillier comments.

Posted by: Kansas28 | June 10, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Carly should look in a mirror. That isn't a hair-do, it's a hair-don't!

Posted by: harryejones | June 10, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Note to:lindalovejones

Referring to this "nasty" remark, which is more catty than nasty, you chose to attack a cancer victim. Incredibly mean spirited. You should stay far away from politics and refrain from sharing your thoughtless opinions.

Posted by: tdopinions | June 10, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

I don't live in Cali but I hope that you all know what you're getting into by electing Fiorina . . .there's a universal principle which says that if you can't be faithful in the smallest matters you won't be in the larger ones . . .if she drove HP into the ground (love their printers!!!) what do you think you'll do for Cali??? And when she called Sean Hannity to kiss his rear end after clowning on him like that? I have no respect for people like that . . .

Posted by: yourpoliticalanimal | June 11, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

VOTE OUT ALL DEMOCRATS

Posted by: charlietuna666 | June 11, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

One of the worst CEOs in history is suddenly an expert on hair styles? What must she think of Meg Whitman's?

Posted by: bryony1 | June 13, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

How long was Fiorina CEO of HP? Every piece of HP equipment I've bought was junk -- printers eating paper as it printed, an all-in-one with unintelligible instruction manuals. I know Fiorina fired lots of workers and sent lots of jobs overseas. Is this why my purchases were such trash?

Posted by: bryony1 | June 13, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

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