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A Very Good Question…

September 16, 2008

From Newsday:

McCain and Palin, in Republican-populist-reformer mode, both say in speeches Monday that they want to “stop multimillion-dollar payouts and golden parachutes to CEOs who break the public trust” — throwing an 80 mph fastball down the middle of the plate for Obama’s press shop.

Which asks: What about Carly Fiorina, one of McCain’s top economic advisers and most visible surrogates? The ex-Hewlett Packard chief executive cut 20,000 jobs, drove down the stock price by pushing a Compaq merger that didn’t pay short-term dividends, started an investigation of boardroom leaks that turned into a scandal. . . and was rewarded with a $42 million severance package when she was fired.

If you actually have a problem with golden parachutes, why would you bring her into your campaign?

One Comment leave one →
  1. thecapedcrusader permalink
    September 16, 2008 12:13 pm

    An excellent question that needs to be asked. The problem with McCain is that he seems to be letting the Republican party run his campaign instead of running it himself. Why else would Fiorina or Palin–who have been guilty of the very things he claims to campaign against–be such a large part of his bid for the White House?

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