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  •  but really... (2+ / 0-)

    You haven't ever made a joke about someone's hair, clothes, shoes, etc? It doesn't make you a bad person- it just means you have a sense of humor.

    •  A Sense Of Humor Best Not Elevated to Senator (3+ / 0-)
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      We've all made remarks we're not proud of.

      But how you campaign shows a lot about who you are as a person.

      The issues are complex, the times uncertain and voters have little time or energy to spend mastering either the issues or gleaning the real values of candidates from the tons of spin-chaff dumped on them through their televisions and radios.

      So often, it comes down to small, unscripted indicators of what the person is really like behind the mask that determines whether the voters will trust them to do the right thing when push comes to shove.

      A remark like this shows not only poor character, but poor judgment and poor discipline.

      Sometimes you have to know when to keep your trap shut.  Carly evidently feels she is not bound by those common rules of decent manners or even maintaining the appearance of same.

      Especially when such little indicators play on existing concerns or weaknesses, they can trump all the millions spent to paint a different picture.

      If you say "Let them eat cake", don't accuse the offended peasants of feeling "entitled". It makes them nostalgic for their knitting.

      by Into The Woods on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 10:33:06 AM PDT

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    •  I guess (1+ / 0-)
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      But she hasn't apologized and I really get the sense this isn't just one of those low/mean moments most people have from time to time.  

      If other evidence on her said she was generally a nice person, I'd give her benefit of the doubt.  From speaking to current and former HP employees who remember her reign of terror, I'd say I'm comfortable with the assumption that this was normal behaviour for her.

      Help build the Progressive Governing Majority at Open Left

      by Scientician on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 11:30:52 AM PDT

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    •  but (0+ / 0-)

      extra bonus points for having the compassion to be forgiving even of someone like Fiorina!  It's never wrong to double check our instincts to go after political opponents for slip ups.

      Help build the Progressive Governing Majority at Open Left

      by Scientician on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 11:32:15 AM PDT

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