Why Is CNN Treating Fiorina As An Expert On The Economy?

(h/t Heather of VideoCafe)

Being one of the Villager Elite means never having to account for your failures. And Carly Fiorina has had a lot of failures in her life.

Her star power rose with her meteoric rise to the head of Lucent Technologies. But even as Fortune Magazine was touting her as one of the most powerful women in the country, Lucent's own books reflected the same fast and loose accounting and reckless leveraging that characterized the elites' trashing of the economy. But you know what the Villagers paid attention to: her $65 million paycheck.

Her record at HP is a little better known, although equally ignored by the media. But what do the Villagers care about? That $45 million golden parachute to exit the former Fortune 500 company she ran into the ground.

Since exiting HP, Fiorina has dabbled in politics, advising the failed John McCain campaign on economics (an area in which voters distinctly distrusted the candidate) before launching her own failed campaign to unseat Barbara Boxer (though she did win the distinction of one of the ugliest and most incomprehensible campaign ads).

So let's recap, shall we? Failed running of two major corporations, failed political campaigns, elite disregard of responsible economic growth, lay offs and big money payoffs for a distinct lack of success.

So tell me, what about her track record would cause CNN to go to Carly Fiorina for her take on the economy?


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