September 17, 2008

The Tyrrany Of Low Expectations

From the mouth of Carly Fiorina, we get today's confession that neither Sarah Palin nor John McCain are qualified to run Carly's old corporation, Hewlett Packard.

That said, she's plenty willing to let either of them have a go at the PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Says it all, no? This comment, ladies and gents, provides a keyhole into the priorities of the right wing elite: When it comes to private interests making money, only the best and the brightest will do. But government? Hell, the JV squad is good enough. After all, government only takes care of the society at large. Corporations, on the other hand, make a handful of people rich, rich, rich!

When you think about it, this explains so much. It explains George W. Bush's transition from oil executive to the Presidency ("Well, he fucked up Arbusto and Carlyle good and proper. Let's demote him to the public sector and see what he can do with the World's Premiere Superpower.")

It also explains how people like Brownie and Governor Palin's cow-loving BFF from high school get entrusted with enormously important jobs that might actually affect the public at large.

In short, if you share Grover Norquist's fantasy of drowning government in a bathtub, it makes sense to entrust it to people too dumb to swim.

Posted by hbalczak at September 17, 2008 12:18 PM

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This is some bullshit. I agree that neither are qualified for anything more than their current positions. However, Fiorina passing judgment is pretty rich.

SHE clearly wasn't qualified to run HP. Her tenure at HP was remarkable only for losses suffered by HP shareholders.

What makes McCain's judgment especially suspect is the selection of Fiorina as an economic adviser. Palin was politics and somewhat understandable (if completely contradictory in terms of 'Country First'). However, Fiorina is poorly suited to giving anyone economic advice.

Let us never forget that on the day she announced she was leaving HP the stock went way up. That should tell you something about the respect people have for Carly Fiorina.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 17, 2008 12:33 PM

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