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Carly Fiorina: California Senate Race is about jobs, not hairstyles
Washington Times ^ | 06/13/2010 | David Eldridge

Posted on 06/13/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, who won the California GOP Senate primary Tuesday, said Sunday she regretted her off-the-cuff remarks about the hairstyle worn by her opponent, Sen. Barbara Boxer.

"I regret this whole situation. I gave people the opportunity to talk about something petty and superficial," she told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "This is a very serious election year about serious issues."

The Republican candidate didn't apologize for the remark, captured off the air during a television interview and posted on YouTube, in which she disparaged her opponents hairstyle as outdated.

Mrs. Fiorina said the contest with Mrs. Boxer, California Democrat, will be decided on the issue of jobs.

Asked whether she intended to soften for the general election the conservative positions that she rode to the Republican primary win, Mrs. Fiorina stood firm, restating her pro-life views and her support for Arizona's tough immigration law.

She defended her record at H-P, including her role in the California-based firm's outsourcing of 30,000 jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; california; carlyfiorina; chriswallace; fiorina; hair; hairstyle; meangirls; senate

1 posted on 06/13/2010 12:14:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

She is right. The pundits and her opponents want to talk about the hair remark but the issues should be front and center. I’m Surprised Chris spend that much time on the hair remark with other more important issues to discuss.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 12:19:08 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah Carly(D), that’s what we said prior to the primary.

Sorry so many people missed it, or ignored us.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Parley Baer

They’re afraid of a conservative “Mama Grizzly” Republican that has an actual chance of upsetting “Please call me Senator” Babs Boxer.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 12:22:52 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s under Fiorina’s hair can run circles around what’s under Boxer’s hair.. NOTHING. I know this isn’t important, but Fiorina’s coherency and speaking skills are the best I’ve ever seen in any politician. Actually, she’s kinda sexy because of it, too. Really though, she’s super sharp and California should try that for a change.


5 posted on 06/13/2010 12:23:56 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

I agree. Very forthright speaker. A rarity these days.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 12:27:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Illegal immigration is destroying America, look what it's done to the White House)
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To: Parley Baer

Christ brought it up first thing and got it out of the way. I’m glad he did, she gave a good response and it was over.

I watched the interview, and , even though she was not my choice to win the Primary (Chuck was my choice), she came across pretty doggone well I thought.

I think she can beat Babs.


7 posted on 06/13/2010 12:28:52 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Rennes Templar
I just saw the interview, and 0bama would have to have been on the teleprompter to sound as coherent!
8 posted on 06/13/2010 12:29:17 PM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Parley Baer
She is right. The pundits and her opponents want to talk about the hair remark but the issues should be front and center. I’m Surprised Chris spend that much time on the hair remark with other more important issues to discuss.

This is the tyranny of the MSM (and even Fox). They like the stories that titillate. This story is beyond idiotic.

Women (and men) are forever making comments about other women's appearances. It's either about their hairstyles, makeup, dress, weight, overall appearance. All of us have heard this time and time again. I think this probably started thousands of years ago. When I saw Boxer's hairstyle (hideous) even I recoiled. And I don't make a big deal about appearances. Everyone probably noticed it. But Carly has got to learn how the media operates and the times we are now in. The slightest gaff will bring in the self-rightous media (read liberal) who are going to do everything in their power to favor Boxer.
9 posted on 06/13/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: historyrepeatz
Actually, she’s kinda sexy because of it, too. ______________________________________________________________ Uh......well.....the adjective, "sexy", never came to my mind. I'm assuming, historyrepeatz, that you are not a "young" guy. (But then, neither am I. Just messin' with ya.)
10 posted on 06/13/2010 12:32:48 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind
O.K., Freepers; you heard it first from me: I betcha that Babs Boxer will find a way to incorporate the "...so yesterday" remark into one of the debates. She'll get a lot of laughs, that will be the most memorable line of the debate and her poll numbers will jump 5 percentage points.
Whatcha think? Am I right or wrong?

11 posted on 06/13/2010 12:35:46 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fiorina for Senate 2010. Because there’s nobody quite like a breast-cancer survivor to know when it’s time to cut a boob off.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 12:37:47 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SeekAndFind
You know when a democrat is running scared...they switch to superficialities...hair styles, grammar, spelling, clothes, etc.

When someone has them dead-to-right on the issues, they clammor for a subject change.

That's one of the reasons Palin catches so much "personal" flak...subject change.

Let's make the bastards talk about what WE want to talk about for a change.
13 posted on 06/13/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: historyrepeatz
What’s under Fiorina’s hair can run circles around what’s under Boxer’s hair.. NOTHING. I know this isn’t important, but Fiorina’s coherency and speaking skills are the best I’ve ever seen in any politician.

I'm gonna disagree with you just a little bit. Yes Carly has good communication skills and she's a lot smarter than Boxer. But then again that isn't hard and every candidate who has run against Boxer is smarter than her. Bruce Hershensohn absolutely destroyed her in debates during her first run at the Senate. So will it matter? What will it take to get the average California Troglodyte Voter to push the R-Button this November? Remember there are over 1 million more registered Democrats in CA than Republicans. So no matter how much Carly shows up Boxer, it's still gonna be a tough battle.

This is why I supported Campbell, because he appealed to Moderates and a lot of Democrats. Yes, I've been slammed here on FR for making this point. It isn't that I prefer Campbell to DeVore or Fiorina, it's that I thought he has the best chance against the horrible Boxer. We need to get the votes of some Democrats (those who aren't completely crazy) and a big majority of moderates to win this November. I hope Fiorina is up to it. She will probably have to move a bit left but I hope those here on FR and others don't get to upset about it.
14 posted on 06/13/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy

I voted for DeVore, but now we have to support Fiorina. I am a bit worried that she’s a closet RINO (as Schwarzenegger proved to be), but that might be necessary for her to win. You have to remember that a Republican in California would be considered a Democrat/Progressive in any other state. It sucks but that’s California.


15 posted on 06/13/2010 12:51:03 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: truthguy

Fiorina would kick Obama’s azz in a public speaking class, THAT’S how good she is. I really enjoy listening to her. It’s almost a sexual thing. LOL


16 posted on 06/13/2010 12:53:35 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Parley Baer

Hair style? I thought Boxer wore wigs!


17 posted on 06/13/2010 12:55:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Parley Baer
You were saying ...

She is right. The pundits and her opponents want to talk about the hair remark but the issues should be front and center. I’m Surprised Chris spend that much time on the hair remark with other more important issues to discuss.

Yeah... it's like "Boob-gate" with Sarah Palin ... the libs are "off on a tangent" ... LOL ...

18 posted on 06/13/2010 1:02:01 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: historyrepeatz
You were saying ...

I voted for DeVore, but now we have to support Fiorina.

Well, there are FReepers here who have told me that they're not going to vote for Fiorina in any case, in the general election -- thus, by them doing so ... they'll be helping Boxer ... hoo-boy! What a deal!

19 posted on 06/13/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the same woman that backpedaled on Hannity the other night when she was “on mike” discussing Meg Whitman going on Hannity’s show. Said Hannity is a “tough interviewer”. That is about ridiculous.

I am beginning to think she cannot keep her mouth shut at the right time.


20 posted on 06/13/2010 1:08:21 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: historyrepeatz
Fiorina would kick Obama’s azz in a public speaking class

Yes, as I've stated, she has great speaking skills. But a huge number of votes probably don't understand what she's saying. They don't pay attention to what's going on and like robots they will marching into the voting booths in November and push the D-button. They get their information from the Spanish speaking radio stations or the local Catholic Church. So to win Carly must win nearly every Republican Voter plus most moderates and even a few Democrats (those who still have a few brain cells left).

I cannot speak Spanish well enough to understand the commentary on the Spanish Language Stations, but a friend of mind speaks fluent Spanish (from Spain) and he tells me it's wall to wall for Boxer and every Democrat. They have already cast Fiorina as Satan himself (or herself) on these stations. That's the problem. Putting up a candidate who can win over the sane voter isn't the problem. If that were the case, Boxer wouldn't be there in the first place.
21 posted on 06/13/2010 1:12:59 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She's a straight shooter and while that may mean the occasional gaffe, I think the voters like that in a Senator.
22 posted on 06/13/2010 1:16:28 PM PDT by yellowhammer (ABORT ObamaCare before the third trimester!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
It is about jobs, and on that issue, you suck as bad as Boxer.

Luckily for Carly, I don't get to vote in that election. I'll be voting to rid of another loser instead, Marky Mark Schauer.

Tim Walberg for Congress

23 posted on 06/13/2010 1:32:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I voted for Chuck DeVore in the primary, but I’m all for Carly now, and as a breast cancer survivor I know what it takes to survive, and so will Carly!!! You gotta be tough to go through Chemo.


24 posted on 06/13/2010 1:49:40 PM PDT by Lady on the Lake
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To: muawiyah
Hair style? I thought Boxer wore wigs!

Boy are you confused.

Boxer is all natural, you're thinking of Pelosi...........and it's not her hair............it's a face mask.

25 posted on 06/13/2010 1:58:34 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Women are natural socialists, since the 19th passed the US has been drifting Liberal)
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To: historyrepeatz

“You have to remember that a Republican in California would be considered a Democrat/Progressive in any other state. It sucks but that’s California.”

You mean Republicans like Dan Lungren, or say Tom McClintock? LOLOLOLOLOL


26 posted on 06/13/2010 2:01:04 PM PDT by Forty-Niner
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To: Parley Baer

Chris Wallace is a liberal masquerading as “we report you decide” a unbiased reporter.

I have watched his facial expressions carefully when confronted with liberal attacks.

I am not surprised at all he is trying to belittle Fiorina’s campaign from serious issues to petty issues.


27 posted on 06/13/2010 2:01:37 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: ohiogrammy

That makes two of us, me and Carly....according to my wife of 23 years :-)


28 posted on 06/13/2010 2:04:29 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: historyrepeatz

I agree....you do not get the top position of CEO in a a outfit as large as H-P without exceptional extempore speaking skills.


29 posted on 06/13/2010 2:05:44 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: Star Traveler

A smart person does not mind a partial win, a stupid person wants 100% his/her way or else they will take their marbles and go home.


30 posted on 06/13/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama never ran even a hot dog stand but now he is running the entire country?)
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To: no dems

And Carly should make a point to always refer to Boxer as ma’am. It will accentuate the age difference between them and it will remind the voters of what Boxer considered an important point when she questioned a General.


31 posted on 06/13/2010 2:10:12 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Forty-Niner

I’m not talking about the powerless ones who have no real impact.


32 posted on 06/13/2010 2:10:21 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

babs boxer is so far to the left she make 0bama look like a conservative, Fiorina will be a VAST improvement over babs even if she has rino tendencies. Our only other option is to re-elect babs.


33 posted on 06/13/2010 2:18:05 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think Carly is funny and very refreshing.

I wish her luck in her campaign.


34 posted on 06/13/2010 2:19:18 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

Yep, and I’ve seen some of those stupid ones posting here on Free Republic, unfortunately ... I’m hoping they’re just a tiny number (but they sure are “loud” ... LOL ...).


35 posted on 06/13/2010 2:23:53 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Palladin

You bet! I sure would be glad to see Fiorina knock off Boxer...


36 posted on 06/13/2010 2:24:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SeekAndFind

Carly Fiorina makes a remark about Barbara Boxer’s hair (meant to be a private statement) and it gets 100 times or more coverage by the press than Barbara Boxer going after a military officer, in her official capacity during a committee hearing, for calling her “ma’am” and insisting she be called “Senator” because she “worked so hard” for that title. This is ridiculous.


37 posted on 06/13/2010 2:43:19 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Balding_Eagle

Well, of course, that’s where she got her 5 o’clock shadow eh!


38 posted on 06/13/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind
"I regret this whole situation. I gave people the opportunity to talk about something petty and superficial," she told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." "This is a very serious election year about serious issues."

What a BS liar....She is the one that brought it up, all while government has all but destroyed the state economy...As it's circling the drain, this fruit cake brings up hairstyles and fashion...

This is the best candidate? These people are running for office?

lol

39 posted on 06/13/2010 2:54:01 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: no dems

I doubt that Boxer will mention it. She doesn’t strike me as a person with a sense of humor at all.


40 posted on 06/13/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT by altura
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To: dragnet2

Oh, come on, I saw the clip. She was just chatting away with the people who were getting her ready for TV. I believe she was responding to a remark by another person.

I don’t resent Chris Wallace for bringing it up. Apparently, it’s all the libs have to talk about and she got it out of the way.

I’m also glad she didn’t apologize.

Chris was on her pretty bad but she kept her poise and focus and didn’t let him interrupt. She did a very good job and I like her a lot.


41 posted on 06/13/2010 4:13:56 PM PDT by altura
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I like the idea, but, is Boxer really THAT MUCH older than Carly?


42 posted on 06/13/2010 8:23:36 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Star Traveler; All
Well, there are FReepers here who have told me that they're not going to vote for Fiorina in any case, in the general election -- thus, by them doing so ... they'll be helping Boxer ..

PLEASE.......DO NOT DO THAT!!! The biggest political mistake of my life was voting for Ross Perot. I, and millions of other Pubbies who wanted to punish George H. W. Bush, for breaking the "read my lips" pledge, gave the world the Clintons for life.
43 posted on 06/13/2010 8:28:56 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: no dems

I hope they listen to you ...


44 posted on 06/13/2010 8:36:55 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: no dems

No, but Boxer will be 70 a week after the election in November. Fiorina will be 56 in September.


45 posted on 06/14/2010 6:38:49 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
No, but Boxer will be 70 a week after the election in November. Fiorina will be 56 in September.
I'd say that's a good enough age span to make a subtle remark about; like calling Babs "maam" during the debate. Heck yeah; I hope Carly goes for it.

46 posted on 06/14/2010 12:53:36 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Star Traveler

> Well, there are FReepers here who have told me that they’re not going to vote for Fiorina in any case, in the general election — thus, by them doing so ... they’ll be helping Boxer ... hoo-boy! What a deal!

Really? Who? I’ve been on all the anti-FioRino threads and while I have seen plenty saying she was a really poor choice (and I’m one of those) I didn’t see anyone saying they wouldn’t vote for her in the general.

A ball of lint would be preferable to Babs. I would vote for it if that was the only thing running against Babs. Naturally, I’m going to hold my nose and vote FioRino, but I can’t promise to not bring up her shortcomings in friendly venues like FR.


47 posted on 06/19/2010 10:56:57 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal
You were saying ...

Really? Who? I’ve been on all the anti-FioRino threads and while I have seen plenty saying she was a really poor choice (and I’m one of those) I didn’t see anyone saying they wouldn’t vote for her in the general.

Good grief! If I tracked all the "loonies" on Free Republic and kept their documented statements here to regurgitate for everyone else "on demand" -- I would have a full-time job on Free Republic ... LOL ...

There were several but I just don't track the "loonies" I'm afraid ...

Now, there is one person who is not in California, who (if he was) I'm sure he would be one who would refuse to vote for Fiorina, because he apparently thinks that Fiorina is like Boxer ... LOL ...

That "rabid loonie" is "pissant" ... if you wanted to check it out ... :-) ... I only mention him because he stands out in that he makes the loonies seem sane ... so he's memorable in that respect ... but there are several others that I have promptly forgotten.

48 posted on 06/19/2010 11:13:36 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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