Woman Carly Fiorina, a female surrogate for Republican presidential candidate John McCain, has been unofficially removed from her position as campaign surrogate because the McCain campaign is sexist, and also because she said today that neither McCain nor vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin were experienced enough to run a major corporation. But mostly because the McCain campaign is sexist.
Here are the facts, not like they matter, anyway:
Asked by a St. Louis radio station whether she thought Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin could run a company like Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina responded: "No, I don't.
"But that's not what she's running for. Running a corporation is a different set of things."
Asked about that remark on MSNBC, she made the same unprompted assessment of the GOP presidential nominee. "I don't think John McCain could run a major corporation."
CNN's John King later reported that, based on anonymous high-level sources within the McCain campaign, Fiorina's public role in the campaign would be reduced: "Fiorina was booked for several TV interviews over the next few days, including one on CNN. Those interviews have been canceled." Said a "top campaign adviser " to the campaign: "Carly will now disappear."
Aha! Silence the woman! Isn't that just typical of the patriarchy that John McCain once tried so desperately to vanquish. Now he, too, has joined the ranks of people who would dare question the fitness of a woman to hold a position of responsibility — and who would, in so doing, have the gall to consider her record. FOR SHAME.