Skip to main content

In yet another comment by yet another Republican designed to appeal to voters' sense of fairness and equity,

Fiorina spokeswoman Julie Soderlund said it makes sense for the Fiorinas to be a two-yacht family...

Not to outdone by Sharon ('phase out Social Security') Angle, Rand ('I wouldn't have voted for parts of the Civil Rights Act') Paul, Joe ('I apologize') Barton or even Tony ('I'll go yachting while the Gulf is destroyed') Hayward*, the Fiorina campaign made it clear today that they, along with every other multi-millionaire American, have a right to

Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of a two-yacht lifestyle.

*Disclaimer: Tony Hayward, being British, is probably not a registered Republican as far as I know.

It turns out that would-be Senator Fiorina needs two yachts -- one on the East Coast (sorry, no picture available!), a

56-foot Sea Ray yacht, the 3-year-old Alchemy VI, is docked on the Potomac in Washington, D.C.

and one on the West Coast

Fiorina's 70-foot Alchemy V, a 2001 Dyna Craft valued for tax purposes at just over $1 million, is moored in Sausalito.



the boat-loving couple have divided their time between California and D.C., near where their grandchildren live.

Now, I want to state categorically that I have nothing against yachts.  Or seven houses.  Or spending a bazillion dollars trying to get elected to what could well be the worst job in America (i.e., the Governor of California).  Hey, if you want to single-handedly try to stimulate the economy of a State that way, go for it!

But the wisdom of campaigning on the sense it makes to own two yachts rather than one remains to be seen.  

I'm eagerly awaiting Fiorina's ads featuring her standing on the deck of her yacht one of her two yachts, instead of on a news show

arguing the necessity of Voting Against Unemployment Benefits

Aren't you?

Originally posted to jpmassar on Mon Jul 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM PDT.


I have

13%16 votes
4%6 votes
1%2 votes
61%75 votes
18%23 votes

| 122 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site