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In case you haven't heard about Carly Fiorina's hot mic moment yesterday in which she ridiculed Barbara Boxer's hairstyle (she said: "God, what is that hair...soooooo yesterday"), here it is:
Obviously, that hot mic moment doesn't deliver a flattering portrait of Carly Fiorina's personal character, but it might not have been her biggest gaffe of the day. Think Progress:
HOST: Well, let me ask you this. If you were still the CEO at Hewlett Packard and the figures said you had to cut 10,000 jobs today, would you do it as a responsible CEO?
FIORINA: Of course. And by the way, having managed HP through the worst technology recession in 25 years and nevertheless doubled the size of that company from $44 billion to $88 billion, I know what every responsible family and every responsible business in California knows. That sometimes in tough times you have to make tough choices. And that’s what families and businesses are doing all over California right now.
So in Carly Fiorina's world, Barbara Boxer should really do something about her hair (it's "soooo yesterday") and there's nothing wrong with firing 10,000 workers in the blink of an eye ("of course!"). I guess we should at least give Fiorina this much: she's being honest about her priorities.
Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 08:30 AM PDT.