Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic pre-interview moment harshing on a fellow female GOP candidate’s choice of news interview and Democratic rival, Barbara Boxer’s coiffure. Fiorina has since apologized to the Repub, but when asked about her comments regarding Senator Boxer’s style, she brushed aside the comments as “early morning small talk.”
Now, who among us has never commented on a contemporary’s recent cut? Just last night I witnessed a couple of hair do’s that were definitely don’t’s. That’s not the point. When snide, personal comments are allowed to stand as simply “small talk” in an arena of political debate, it signifies a position of weakness. Ms. Fiorina, are you that uncertain of your position that you have to resort to such unapologetic personal innuendo? After all, Senator Boxer can update her hairstyle with as little effort as going to Quick Cuts. You on the other hand might have a more difficult time updating your obsolete policy points such as the support of corporate loopholes that allow corporations to hide billions in profits overseas, outsourcing (“right-shoring”), as “there is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore”, and no federal regulation of the financial industry or CEO compensation.
As the forced-out executive officer of HP and the financial advisor to the failed McCain presidential campaign, it does seem like Carly Fiorina is the one who needs a little off the top.