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

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.

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  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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