Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For the Record
Here is the chart of Hewlett Packard's stock price from the time current McCain surrogate Carly Fiorina became CEO (July 19, 1999) to the time the Board showed her the door (Feb. 9, 2005). This courtesy of the magic of Yahoo stock charts:

That's a decline of slightly more than 60%. In 5 1/2 years.

Far be it from me to speak up for the qualifications of McCain and Palin, but it annoys me the way many conservatives view government leadership as, apparently, something for mere egotists and entertainers, those who would not be prepared to *do the serious work of the CEO*. Maybe she's right, and they would need more business background to pull off running an actual company. But then again, considering the stock price chart above, maybe she's not the one to ask. No offense.

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