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Fiorina in the running as president of World Bank???

I just saw this on the SF Chronicle's web site.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/03/01/financial/f153240S57.DTL&type=printable

After looking at what she did at HP, heaven knows how much damage she will cause there...
Permalink Anonymous coward 
March 1st, 2005
As cynics all know, having the corner office never means having to say you're sorry...
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 1st, 2005
Ooops--make that "...means never having..." Hope I'm more awake for the drive home. Yeeesh.
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 1st, 2005
It's a gambit to have someone truly incompetent in place when the IWB comes to the aid of the US economy.
Permalink trollop 
March 1st, 2005
It's fascinating to me that President Bush will be appointing the director of the World Bank. I had no idea the World Bank was part of the US government's executive branch. I guess I missed that part of the Constitution.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 1st, 2005
US -> WorldBank
EU -> IMF
Permalink B 
March 2nd, 2005
I guess she wasn't considered incompetent enough to get a Cabinet post.
Permalink Cognitive Dissonance 
March 2nd, 2005
Next time, Pinky, we are taking over the world!

(Thunder & Lightning)
Permalink Alex 
March 2nd, 2005
Bush also appoints judges, who aren't part of the executive branch. right?
Permalink zed 
March 2nd, 2005
Wow. Talk about spin:
"Fiorina, as chief of the computer and printer giant, was one of the most high-profile CEOs in the country. During her nearly six-year tenure, she sought to reinvigorate the company. But the board felt she didn't execute its strategy quickly enough and dismissed her in early February."

Interesting way to word "almost drove the company into the ground until she was fired"

[Note: Mine is spin, too. But I suspect mine is closer to the truth than theirs"

Philo
Permalink Philo 
March 2nd, 2005
There's also the 'we got rid of her before she got rid of all of us' spin.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 2nd, 2005
I guess their no.1 concern is that it needs to be a woman?
Permalink Just me (Sir to you) 
March 3rd, 2005
"I guess their no.1 concern is that it needs to be a woman?"

Yeah, she got tapped over the likesof Scott McNealy and probably whole *boatloads* of other equally qualified incompetents. You're right: It must be a quota thing. ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 3rd, 2005
I ask again: Are there any intelligent conservatives?

At least Clinton could recognize talented individual.
Permalink Rick Tang 
March 3rd, 2005
"I ask again: Are there any intelligent conservatives?"

Absolutely. Dick Cheney, for instance, is a wonk's wonk, and I can respect his intellect even while I personally like to believe that he's straight from The Dark Side. Clinton deliberately played to the center--don't forget that.
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
March 3rd, 2005
Of course, George Bush Senior is ok.
Permalink Rick Tang 
March 3rd, 2005
"I ask again: Are there any intelligent conservatives?"

I'm a conservative.

So, apparently not.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
March 3rd, 2005
The Austrian finance minister is conservative. Probably more than Philo. After the performance I saw the other day I'd have to say he is highly intelligent as well. I still think he's a cu[no carrier]
Permalink  
March 4th, 2005
Zed, the US constitution gives the President the right to appoint new Supreme Court justices from time to time.

Does the Constitution make the World Bank part of the government at all?
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 5th, 2005

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Joel on Software discussion board.

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