Former HP CEO says Palin lacks experience to run a company

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  1. vindicator

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    Why Carly Fiorina? How did you fuck that one up!

    They are not having a good day...

    Fiorina was asked about Palin by a host of the McGraw-Hill Show on St. Louis KTRS Radio: "Do you think she has the experience to run a major company, like Hewlett Packard?"

    "No, I don't," Fiorina responded. "But you know what? That's not what she's running for."

    Fiorina has been a magnet for criticism as a frequent surrogate on the road for McCain. She caused controversy when she said health plans should pay for birth control if they pay for Viagra, a position that is at odds with McCain's.

    And her history at Hewlett Packard has become an issue. When she departed, she received a $21 million golden parachute, the very kind of payouts that McCain has condemned in the last several days.

    Apparently Mccain is PISSED!!! She's been kicked off the campaign team and all her interviews are cancelled.

    Fiorina: Palin Lacks Experience to Run a Company | The Trail | washingtonpost.com

    Think Progress McCain reportedly ‘furious’ with Fiorina, campaign adviser says she will ‘disappear’ from TV.
     
  2. stratedude

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    Well she is clearly an idiot that doesn't know much.

    You see all the experience in the world couldn't help Fiorina. It takes some raw intelligence and the ability to learn things quickly.

    I'd take Palin over Fiorina any day of the week for CEO of HP or President of the United States.

    But Palin is only running or VP, so who cares unless McCain dies or 2016 comes.
     
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    To be fair, she said is that NONE of the presidential candidates nor vice-presidential candidates are qualified to be a CEO. And she's correct. It requires a completely different skill set.
     
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    concur. a skill set she kinda failed at if I recall last... (see her bailiwick in the Compaq merger)

    number one priority of the ceo (moreover the board, which she served on as well) is to serve the shareholders.the stock was doing nothing during her tenure. since she left, it doubled.
     
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    Sarah Palin has many virtues. If you wanted someone to destroy a corrupt establishment, she’d be your woman. But the constructive act of governance is another matter. She has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness. ('We cannot blink')

    The idea that “the people” will take on and destroy “the establishment” is a utopian fantasy that corrupted the left before it corrupted the right. Surely the response to the current crisis of authority is not to throw away standards of experience and prudence, but to select leaders who have those qualities but not the smug condescension that has so marked the reaction to the Palin nomination in the first place.

    - David Brooks, conservative author
     
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  6. Phil Ayesho

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    I think she is incorrect.

    All that a CEO requires, today, is the ability to cash the 20 million dollar check they hand you just to get rid of you when you drive the company into the ground.

    Something Fiorena did quite well.

    AND , hell, which of us couldn't mismanage a company to the point where they would pull our ripcord and toss us out?

    I could do that job in HALF the time Carly did.
     
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    Why is this even an issue? She is absolutely right. None of the candidates are qualified to run a large company. But in a rare agreement with faceking... neither was she.
     
  8. Phil Ayesho

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    I hate it when people divide politics into 'left" and "right".

    America, in its inception, was a "leftist" dream of taking on the establishment.
    The founders wanted desperately to try and fashion a government that would have checks against the accrual of power.

    They did pretty good... but then, any successful revolutionary council always becomes the establishment.


    Unfortunately... the only thing that qualifies as 'experience" for the job of governance is to be experienced n the graft, corporate lobbying and influence peddling that is our govenrment today.
    Anyone who survives political office long enough to be considered experienced must, by definition, be compromised ethically by the system of which they are part.

    Do we NEED a president who knows how to take a bribe?


    For me... Leadership is about leadership. There is NOTHING inspiring about McCain... And Palin, in her OWN words, is at turns frightening or pathetic. The only thing she inspires is prurient fantasies and photoshop porn.

    Give me someone who can articulate a vision and inspire cooperation...

    No matter what you feel about Reagan... we WAS a leader.

    Obama is a leader... and after the abject failure of republicans in power for 10 years to manage the nation.... to plan for the future... and build the prestige of this nation...

    It is time to let the alternate view have some power, for a while.

    I used to consider myself conservative... until the conservatives left me far behind on their trek to dogma-town.

    The only way to save the republican party at this point is to entirely strip them of power...
    give them a whopping big time out and see if they can learn how to be good citizens again.
    Learn to put country, and their fellow citizen, ahead of money.
     
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    What made me laugh was when Fiorina signed on with (Cr)Apple.
     
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    It's how politics in today works in America today unfortunately. It's a great political tool to get people to dismiss contrary viewpoints. As soon as you hear the opposite view you are free to tune out which of course is not a good thing. It's going to take another generation to move beyond it.
     
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