Failed Hewlett-Packard CEO and infamous golden parachute recipient Carly Sneed Fiorina was coy about a possible 2010 challenge to Barbara Boxer when speaking with the political press in Sacramento after her "remarkable" speech in which she said "when somebody takes $40 million a year for failure, we cannot defend that."
Former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican National Committee "Victory 2008" chairwoman Carly Fiorina said she isn’t ready yet to declare whether or not she will run against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.
And in a remarkable speech to Republican Party activists in Sacramento, the corporate chairwoman who was forced out with a $42 million golden parachute, said her party "can never defend greed and excess."
In a brief interview, after first saying she wasn’t granting media interviews, Fiorina indicated she is at least mulling a U.S. Senate run. She said: "I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m really here to meet as many people as I can."
Turning to look in the mirror of her soul, Carly went on to say:
"I believe as a Republican Party we can never defend greed and excess. And some of those executives have been greedy to a fault. Our economy is about accountability. So when somebody takes $40 million a year for failure, we cannot defend that.
Wait, now — why does that number, forty million dollars, sound so familiar?
Fiorina, who became Hewlett-Packard’s CEO in 1999, was forced out in 2005. She went out the door with a $21 million severance package and another $21 million in stock options and pension benefits
Time for a new talking point, Sneed. Barbara Boxer will tear you up with that one.