Monday, September 15, 2008

Bad Attitude: Carly Fiorina, the Thin-Skinned McCain Advisor

John McCain advisor Carly Fiorina needs to eat her spinach. Or simply toughen up. 

The former Hewlett Packard CEO couldn't handle a Saturday Night Live skit that parodied Sarah Palin. In case you missed it, SNL's former head writer, Tina Fey, did a dead-on impersonation of Palin on Saturday, a skit that poked fun at the Alaska governor's inexperience and lack of knowledge about the national and international issues. 

Fiorina called the skit "totally superficial," "disrespectful in the extreme," and—surprise!—"sexist." 

"I think of course the portrait was very dismissive of the substance of Sarah Palin," Fiorina said. 

Earth to Carly: Where have you been during the last 30 years? SNL has been lampooning presidents (and many others) since the Ford Administration. Since when does an obscure and untested politician from Alaska get a exemption from political satire

And while we're asking questions, Carly, here's another: What exactly is the substance of Sarah Palin? It's certainly not national or international policy or experience, since she has none. It's not even reform, where her record in Alaska is spotty at best. (Alaska kept the "Bridge to Nowhere money, did they not? And how much did she bill the taxpayers for living in her own home?) 

More advice for Carly: Get a grip, lady. Even Gov. Palin is on record today about Tina Fey and the skit. Palin said she enjoyed it. 

1 comment:

Maria said...

I don't see Clinton whining about them making fun of her. Or any of the democrat advisers.