The Fox Effect—Told Ya So!

The Fox Effect

iCarly surfs into the first GOP debate.

iCarly ‘Fire ‘Em All’ Fiorina surfs into the first GOP debate.

Fox lowers threshold for early debate

And the sub-head says it all: “The change serves to guarantee the presence of candidates such as Lindsey Graham and Carly Fiorina” — Emphasis mine.

Employee Praises Boss

Fire 'Em All Fiorina

Fire ‘Em All Fiorina

In the Daily Beast, Liz Mair, who worked with Fiorina on her 2010 U.S. doomed sheep Senate campaign, tells us that Carly ‘Fire ‘Em All’ Fiorina is NOT running to be the VP.

“Political devotees and insiders all seem convinced that Carly Fiorina is only running for vice president. Big-donor types say it. Consultants say it. Members of the media say it. Grassroots activists say it. Republicans of all stripes, and all kinds of people who cover them and opine on them, say it.”

Who said she was? I don’t recall that.

“The widespread idea that Carly has set her sights on the VP slot is both irritating and eyebrow raising, especially when it’s voiced by women’s-advancement-oriented female devotees of the word “feminism.””

I agree, but please tell us who is saying that? So far I only hear you. I believe Fiorina is running for President, not VP. I also believe that there is an incredible amount of cynicism on the GOP’s part to promote Fiorina who is polling in the extremely low numbers (1 or 2 percent last time I checked) to ensure that she gives the Boys Club a fig leaf. And as long as we are being cynical, I think Fiorina’s role is to attack Rodham-Clinton in ways that the Boys Club cannot because it would be sexist.

“We seem to not regard Carly Fiorina in the same way, implying she is not serious about running for president. This is odd, and somewhat ironic, since more than any other actual or prospective candidate, she is focusing her energy and her firepower on the woman everyone expects to be the actual Democratic nominee—Hillary Clinton—as opposed to, say, the sitting president, other Republicans, or pop music stars.”

Oh, so you agree with me. So this is really just trolling, I guess.

Saddle-Up Another Goat For Fiorina!

The 2016 Goat Rodeo!

The 2016 Goat Rodeo!

Carly Fiorina, Demon Sheep Hunter, has announced her intention to lose the 2016 Goat Rodeo. Here is the best part of the Bloomberg article:

“People who have been in politics all their lives are somewhat disconnected from the rest of us.”

True. I’ve never faced the institutional sexism Fiorina encountered while destroying a major company, and right-sizing 18,000 people. Her experience is truly universal.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Fran)

Some Stupid For Your Coffee?


Carly Fiorina Hiring for Presidential Campaign

December 18, 2014 Carly Fiorina is laying the groundwork for what one ally says is an “imminent” presidential campaign—one that could launch as early as next month.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who raised her political profile with a failed run against Sen. Barbara Boxer of California in 2010, has frequently been mentioned as a long-shot contender to seek the Republican presidential nomination. The speculation is driven by equal parts novelty and activity: Fiorina, who paid several high-profile visits to early-nominating states in 2014, acknowledged that she would likely be the only woman in the GOP field.

“Look, I think it would be great if we had female candidates—or candidate,” Fiorina told National Journal earlier this year.

Fiorina is now poised to become that candidate. According to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation, she has authorized members of her inner circle to seek out and interview candidates for two key positions on her presidential campaign: political director and communications director. Notably, the sources said, her associates are aiming to fill both positions with women.

Which leads us to once again play the greatest political ad of all time:

The Barrel Scrapes Itself


The National Journal speculates that iCarly “Fire ‘Em All Fiorina might be positioning herself to enter the 2016 Goat Rodeo:

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2010 Senate candidate is hitting the campaign trail in the lead-up to Election Day for her new super PAC, teaching activists and politicians how to talk to female voters—and building herself a grassroots base in a half-dozen electorally important states in the process.

While her efforts are focused on helping the GOP win control of the Senate in November, political strategists say Fiorina is doing all the right things to prep for a 2016 bid. And the message she’s touting is a preview of the kind of role she could play, if she runs.

In case anyone has forgotten her doomed 2010 Senate Campaign (which was a very good year for the Republicans):

Get well, Fire’em All Fiorina

California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was sidelined Tuesday from the campaign trail in the final week of a close race to be treated for an infection associated with her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.

The former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital, forcing her to cancel campaign appearances in Riverside and Coachella just as polls suggested she was starting to gain momentum in her race against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
According to Deborah Bowker, the campaign’s chief of staff, Fiorina was being treated with antibiotics.

I despise iCarly, I loathe her.

That said, I never wish ill on anyone (unlike Wingnuttia, the left does not pray for death for our foes, only for enlightenment), and so I hope she recovers so she can lose to Barbara Boxer with dignity.

Shameless booze-hounds run for California office

We should have figured out iCarly and eMeg’s weakness earlier, but it explains a lot: they are mean drunks who cannot hold their liquor, or so says Internet story teller, Talking Points Memo:

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Fire’em All Fiorina gets so hopped up on the juice that she does the annoying trill thing you find in every college bar in Tijiuana, and eMeg is just such a joiner once she gets partying, just giving into peer pressure from the other Mean Girls. I’m guessing that there must be some great video of these two broads hitting on the busboys and maybe flashing for beads at Senior Frogg’s.

I’m sure this must mean something…

…but I’m not sure exactly what.

Californians are left with a deeply unsatisfying choice for the U.S. Senate this year. The incumbent, Democrat Barbara Boxer, has failed to distinguish herself during her 18 years in office. There is no reason to believe that another six-year term would bring anything but more of the same uninspired representation. The challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington – but for an agenda that would undermine this nation’s need to move forward on addressing serious issues such as climate change, health care and immigration.

It is extremely rare that this editorial page would offer no recommendation on any race, particularly one of this importance. This is one necessary exception.

The SF Chronicle has decided not to endorse anyone in California’s US Senate race.

While I am not neutral here, Boxer has always been a consistent liberal vote, and so I considered her to be the counter-balance to our very hawkish other senator, DiFi. On the worst issues they cancel each other, on the best issues they vote in tandem.

So when the Chron cannot make a decision, I honestly wonder… is this another sign of the Death of the Media? If the Chron is saying that they see no difference between Boxer and Fiorina — and how else do you interpret that editorial — here in the lovely liberal island of the SF Bay Area, then what does it say about the rise of false equivalencies in the media?

The HP Way!

Hurd Resigns From H.P. After Harassment Inquiry

“As the investigation progressed, I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect and integrity that I have espoused at H.P

–Mark Hurd, CEO HP

Translation: I got caught.

Suggestion: Bring back Carly “Fire’em All” Fiorina. HP’s loss could be California’s gain!

(Hat tip: The Charm School Dropout)

Honorary Scissorhead still rules, takes no prisoners

The Cliffhanger episode.

(Hat tip: Scissorhead Moeman)