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It’s Wednesday, Fiorina Lost By 10 Points and She Has Yet to Concede

 

The campaign that started off with a Demon Sheep has continued to be bizarre: Carly Fiorina is filibustering her concession.

Former CEOs Meg Whitman and Fiorina lost by landslides. It was never close. With over 90% reporting Whitman lost by over 12 points and Fiorina by 10. Whitman held off her concession until after Jerry Brown made toned down show at the saved and refurbished Fox Theater in Downtown Oakland.  “We haven’t gotten all the votes in yet, but it’s good enough for government work,” said the governor-elect/former governor Governor Brown.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus YouTubes for Boxer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes a video for Senator Barbara Boxer. Okay, Chuck Norris or the mailman from Cheers – your turn to make a video for Carly Fiorina. Just hope none of the conservative celebs had HP stock. Oops.

Hat tip Ted Johnson.

Some Midterm Races on Twitter

Republicans have “institutionalized” Facebook. But Twitter is still the wild west. Well, not as wild as ’09. Politicians are not tweeting themselves anymore. But we have done some of our own states on key races around the country and in our state.

Nevada Senate race:
Harry Reid (D): 12,563 followers
Sharron Angle (R): 8,089 followers

California Governor Race:
Meg Whitman (R): 242,141 followers
Jerry Brown (D): 1,100,939 followers

California Senate Race:
Carly Fiorina (R): 308,850 followers
Barbara Boxer (D): 23,724 followers

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Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina Were Failures as CEOs

Amidst a series of profiles in the major dailies that portray Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina as tough-minded, successful businesswomen, comes a couple of long-awaited effort to expose what really happened under their tenures at eBay and HP respectively. Whitman and her personally enriching but appalling corporate helmsmanship get it especially bad.

But she’s a billionaire! How could she possibly have been a bad CEO? The eXiled explains:

Whitman’s fabled $1 billion in wealth was acquired in the first few months of her tenure, well before she could muck the company’s bottom line up. That billion-plus that eBay’s directors handed Whitman was perhaps the easiest billion anyone has ever been handed in corporate history: eBay hired Whitman in March 1998, when the company was already the tech world’s darling. Just six months after she joined, eBay went public, making Meg Whitman an overnight billionaire thanks to stock options that allowed her to buy eBay stock at just 7 cents a share, and sell them on the market for as high as $170 per share.

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Breaking: Carly Fiorina to be Released From Hospital Today

Republican Candidate for Senate and cancer survivor Carly Fiorina‘s campaign tweeted she’s going to be released from the hospital and go back to the campaign trail. We wrote yesterday that although Fiorina was hospitalized due to an infection, her campaign was still tweeting boiler plate jabs at her opponent. Well, five hours later they tweeted cryptically thanking people for all the prayers. Now they are using Twitter to announce the candidate’s upcoming release from a LA area hospital.

Fiorina Hospitalized… Campaign Still Tweeting Jabs at Boxer

Look, the only genuine thing about former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is she’s a cancer survivor. It’s relatable. It’s admirable. When she talks about her illness she becomes a real person. Then she just keeps on talking and ruins the whole thing. Anyway, Ms. Fiorina was admitted to the hospital today due to an infection related to her double mastectomy. But instead of tweeting about it or NOT tweeting – her campaign is playing it “business as usual.” Which means tweeting that her opponent, Barbara Boxer is a failure every couple of hours and not mentioning the infection today at all.

Seems…well fake. Fake and insincere. Just like her phony Boxer protests and imaginary demon sheep. Way to go. Way to suck all the sympathy out of going to the hospital.

What People Who Worked With Fiorina and Whitman Think of Them

Unvarnished is a Yelp for people. Yes, your awesome boss you can’t fawn over in public? Now there’s a place to park that comment. Also that guy who never shows up on time? There’s a place. Oh and your former CEO who nearly wrecked your company and tanked your pension and is now running for U.S. Senate? She’s on there too. Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are both reviewed by people who know them best, at least in a professional capacity.

They claim they’re on the cutting edge of tech…in this instance they actually are.

These aren’t just random Internet trolls either. The people who have been able to leave reviews on Unvarnished in the beta phase have been by invite only. And in order to leave a review about your colleague, you must be – well colleagues.

Read Carly’s here. Read Meg’s here.

Previously on FBLA:
The Curious Case of Carly Fiorina’s Protesters

The LA Times Begrudgingly Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor

The LA Times’ endorsed Jerry Brown for governor in his race with Ebay billionaire Meg Whitman. But they didn’t seem too happy about it.

For its next governor, California is in dire need of a dynamic and optimistic grownup, one with the personality, perspective and presence to remind voters that theirs is a fabulously wealthy state and not the downward-spiraling mess that national media reports delight in comparing to Greece or Portugal. We need someone with a Reaganesque talent for revealing to ourselves our own exceptionalism and dismissing the self-doubt of the last decade. We need a Pat Brown or Earl Warren-style focus on our future, with investment in education and infrastructure. And we need a leader deft and clever enough to move Californians away from a three-decade pattern of undermining our own government, checking and counterchecking ourselves with selfish initiatives to lock up special program spending, lock out political decision-making and accountability and lock in a perpetual and destructive budget standoff, year after year.

Fate presents the state instead with two candidates who fall well short of our current needs.

Um, hate to break the news to you guys, but you’ve just described the last…hmmm…30 years of American democracy. And no, we don’t need another Ronald Reagan to delude us into misguided and largely destructive notions of our own self-importance so we can carry on with business as usual.

The Times offered a more hearty, if somewhat contradictory endorsement of Barbara Boxer for senate, over Republican Carly Fiorina. The Times’ editorial suggests Boxer struggles in  “exercising influence commensurate with her seniority,” but at the same time suffers from an “assertiveness that often is perceived as arrogance.”

So you’re telling us she’s assertive to the point of arrogance, but fails to assert herself? Alrighty then.

Happy election season everyone!

Hairy Headlines Abound in Wake of Boxer Fiorina Debate

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That hair maybe so yesterday. But the headlines are so now.

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The Curious Case of Carly Fiorina’s Protesters Part Two

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After our post yesterday about the notable protesters in favor of the Republican candidate for Senator, we received a very nice note from the Carly Fiorina campaign. They said that we wrongly identified materials as astroturf, although we never used the term “astroturf” and they offered no proof as to why we were mistaken as to the authenticity of the protesters.

We did get a chance to ask them why the signs were all the same. The explanation they gave was that Office Max and Staples all carry the same type of paper and markers. We’ve posted the email exchange in full here.

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