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Oops! Fiorina Strikes Out On Bankruptcy Answer

by Steve Peace, published

Maybe Carly Fiorina should spend less time counting sheep and more time boning up on Government 101.

When asked whether California should turn to bankruptcy to deal with its budget problems, the former Hewlett Packard exec replied, "I think it should always be considered. Whether that is the right approach now, I don't know. I think bankruptcy, as a possibility, at the very least focuses the mind on what has to be done to salvage a situation."

Problem? States can’t seek bankruptcy protection. Oops. Maybe the Devil made her do it.

The gaffe is particularly embarrassing coming on the heels of her “demon sheep” internet ad attacking her Republican opponent Tom Campbell.

Fiorina seems to be following the pattern of so many well-heeled CEO- turned-politicos who know little or nothing about government and end up getting their pockets picked by savvy political consultants.

Campbell is a bad match for Fiorina because, wolf or sheep, no one questions his depth. He is a Stanford Law professor who has served in both Congress and the State Legislature with a squeaky clean reputation intact.

No doubt, her sheephandlers will do everything they can to keep her out of a one an one with the quick witted Campbell.

But, by attacking Campbell so early, Fiorina left herself open to the counterpunch. Now, by opening her mouth on a subject she clearly knows nothing about, she has set up the obvious comparison:

Sheep’s clothing? Or The Empty Suit?

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