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Sunday, June 20, 2010

CA: Fiorina's Rough Start

The legacy of the primary campaign lives on, according to The San Jose Mercury News:

IA was making the rounds of political Web sites the other day when we stumbled upon an ad by Barbara Boxer that looked oddly familiar.

Sure enough, the ad — a link to a two-minute video slamming Carly Fiorina's record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard — was produced by Tom Campbell, the law professor and former congressman who lost the Republican primary to Fiorina.

Boxer took the video and adopted it, in its entirety, as her own (it can be viewed at The Democratic senator did give credit, noting in an introduction that what followed was a Campbell joint (our words), along with this line: "What Republicans say about Carly Fiorina ..."

And when she campaigned in a black neighborhood on Juneteenth, liberal activists took a page from Alinsky. From the LA Times:

"While we have still much work to go, while there is still much injustice, we do live in a country where an African American man can become president of the United States, the most powerful leader in the world," Fiorina said to applause.

But midway through her remarks, 39-year-old Heather Buzzard charged through the crowd, shouting: "You are a turncoat and a back-stabber, you can't even stand black people. You are a two-faced liar."

Buzzard eventually left after a man in the front row turned and told her, "We invite everybody here." Moments later, another woman mockingly kneeled on the grass in front of Fiorina and bowed her head to the ground.