FIORINA: …We don’t know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington...
Link. File this one under "oh, for pity sakes." First of all, we do know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington; as an ordinary taxpayer, Fiorna has more information available about Federal spending than she did about spending at HP when she was CEO.
But simple wrongness is not the worst of it. The infuriating part is that this plays to directly into the weaknesses and prejudices of the worst part of her base. I'm talking about the people who truly don't know anything about how the Federal government spends its money and really don't have a clue as to what it would take to get Federal spending back into line. This ignorance is shameful on the voter's part, but Carly makes it respectable: You are right not to know; I, the former CEO do not know; by not knowing, you are just as well informed as I. Your ignorance is not the product of laziness and incuriosity. You are the victim of forces you cannot control
The press reports are saying she she's been running away from Palin on the campaign trail. I can see why; wirth demagoguery like this, she really doesn't need her.