By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
It’s so sad when the first post-primary story about one high-profile woman running against another for a U.S. Senate seat has to devolve into this. Carly Fiorina, no stranger to open microphones, has done it again, this time disparaging, of all things, longtime Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer’s hair.
In the above video, Fiorina, who just this week clinched the GOP nomination to challenge Boxer in November, is caught telling a makeup artist just what she thinks of Boxer’s hairdo. And it ain’t pretty. I remember thinking when Fiorina decided to jump into the race, that I hoped she’d gone to “open microphone” camp. The poor woman has a propensity to say the most self-destructive things ever, on camera and off. She was eventually booted from Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign for being, well, too honest during live interviews. According to the First Post:
The host asked Fiorina … whether she thought McCain's Republican running-mate Sarah Palin had the experience to run a major company like Hewlett-Packard. To which Fiorina replied: "No, I don't. That's not what she is running for."
She might have got away with it if she had stopped there. But in a later television interview, when asked about her Palin comment, she said: "Well, I don't think John McCain could run a major corporation."
Five different polls taken in May showed Boxer running ahead of Fiorina by six to nine points. If Ms. Fiorina keeps it up (and that’s a big if) Barbara Boxer will waltz to victory in November.