She leaned the company.

Carly Fiorina brings her message to the people: “she leaned the company.”

Carly Fiorina proves again that she’d bring the same problem-solving skills to the Senate that she displayed at H-P:

By portraying Barbara Boxer as a giant, floating head (and calling her “it”), Fiorina deftly expresses her love of substantive solutions and impatience with empty political talk. Leaving this aside, Carly shows herself to be down with the language of working people like her: “she leaned the company to profitability” (at 4:28), and “she shaked” (at 4:40).  Count on it—the Head of the Senate’s out-of-touch liberals would have used the elite Washington word: shook.

Author: Andrew Sabl

I'm a political theorist and Visiting Professor (through 2017) in the Program on Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale. My interests include the history of political thought, toleration, democratic theory, political ethics, problems of coordination and convention, the realist movement in political theory, and the thought of David Hume. My first book, Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics (Princeton, 2002) covered many of these topics, with a special focus on the varieties of democratic politics and the disparate qualities of mind and character appropriate to those who practice each of them. My second book Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England was published in 2012; I am currently finishing a book on toleration, with the working title The Virtues of Hypocrisy, under contract with Harvard University Press. A Los Angeles native, I got my B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Before coming to Yale I taught at Vanderbilt and at UCLA, where I was an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor; and held visiting positions at Williams, Harvard, and Princeton. I am married to Miriam Laugesen, who teaches health policy and the politics of health care at the Mailman School of public health at Columbia, and we have a twelve-year-old son.

One thought on “She leaned the company.”

  1. It's really a sign of how thoroughly out of touch corporate executives can be that Fiorina is running for anything (and has supporters to boot). HP thought it was worth $40 million dollars of present value to not have her at the helm.

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