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Carly Fiorina Presents Demon Sheep II: Bring Me the Giant Floating Head of Barbara Boxer


And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina’s “Demon Sheep.”

“No-one knows from whence it came,” according to the voice over for Fred Davis‘ latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as “it” by the narrator throughout) is floating over California as we speak.

Raising electric rates. Not caring about dead american servicemen. Getting in the way of the sun when some blonde in a bikini is trying to get a tan. Barbara Boxer’s giant floating head doesn’t know anything about the real world. Barbara Boxer’s giant floating head is a politician.

Not so “five foot six inch fireball” Carly Fiorina.

Carly is an everywoman who worked her way up from a humble blue collar beginning to become the head of Hewlett Packard.

California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was negotiating for a lucrative job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. a decade ago at the same time her father wrote a significant appeals court opinion that the high-tech industry had aggressively lobbied for, a new book reports.

In July 1999, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Sneed, Fiorina’s father, issued a ruling that made it far more difficult for class-action lawyers to file securities lawsuits. Breaking with two other courts of appeals, Sneed said a legal reform Congress passed in 1995 at the urging of high-tech executives besieged by such suits meant plaintiffs needed solid evidence of wrongdoing before they went to court.

Seventeen days later, Fiorina was named as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard with a compensation packaged valued at the time at between $80 million and $90 million.

She “moved” and she “shaked,” and she “leaded” the “lethargic and stale” company to profitability

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina, one of the most powerful women in corporate America, is leaving the troubled computer maker after being forced out by the company’s board.

Shares of HP (Research) jumped 6.9 percent in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday on the news. But at one point, the stock was up as much as 10.5 percent.

“The stock is up a bit on the fact that nobody liked Carly’s leadership all that much,” said Robert Cihra, an analyst with Fulcrum Global Partners. “The Street had lost all faith in her and the market’s hope is that anyone will be better.”

Fiorina, the only female CEO at a company in the Dow Jones industrial average, had been with HP since 1999. But the company’s controversial deal to buy Compaq in the spring of 2002 — after a bruising proxy fight led by one of the Hewlett family heirs — has not produced the shareholder returns or profits she had promised.

She added jobs, too.

Hewlett-Packard, based in Palo Alto, Calif., had a $ 903 million loss on revenue of $ 56.6 billion for its fiscal year that ended last Oct 31. According to a summary by Hoover’s Inc., an Austin, Texas, provider of business information, Hewlett-Packard has undergone extensive restructuring under Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina. The company announced earlier this year that it planned to cut 17,900 people by October because of a weak economy and its merger with Compaq.

Because unlike “it,” Carly’s all about bringing the jobs to the economy of California

In Milwaukee yesterday morning, McCain campaign advisor Carly Fiorina described how — as the former CEO of Hewlett Packard — she parked profits overseas even though it negatively impacted the U.S. economy…

American corporations can postpone U.S. taxes on foreign profits indefinitely by keeping profits overseas. Since U.S. taxes are effectively voluntary, it’s not surprising that few corporations choose to pay them.

While Fiorina was leading HP, the company aggressively exploited offshore tax planning. The company held more than $14 billion overseas in 2004, according to the Washington Post, reducing its tax rate from 35 percent to 12 percent. At the time, Fiorina was a prominent defender of the offshoring of American jobs — or, as she called it, “right-shoring.”

That’s not true for every job, though. As the “five foot six inch fireball” puts it, only in America can you run for the US Senate

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