Executive Expedience

According to Sam Stein, Carly Fiorina – current McCain economic advisor and former Hewlett-Packard CEO – told a St Louis radio host today that Sarah Palin is not qualified to run a major corporation:

“Do you think [Sarah Palin] has the experience to run a major company, like Hewlett Packard?” asked the host.

“No, I don’t,” responded Fiorina. “But you know what? That’s not what she’s running for.”

Nope. She’s running to be the Leader of the Free World. Fiorina can argue “It’s only VP, not President” all she wants, but as I’ve said before, there are no do-overs. G-d forbid something happens to 72-yr-old, 4-time cancer survivor McCain, we get President Palin by default.

She’s not qualified to run a company, Carly, but you want her to run your country?

p.s. I actually get the impression Carly Fiorina thinks so highly of her own accomplishment that she would rather call Palin inexperienced and then argue why that doesn’t matter for someone wanting to be Vice President than say Palin could run a company and subsequently belittle her own executive experience by comparison.

UPDATE: Via TPM, Carly shoves her foot down her throat on MSNBC:

To run a business, you have to have a lifetime of experience in business. But that’s not what Sarah Palin, John McCain, Joe Biden, or Barack Obama are doing.

How long before they yank her from the circuit?

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