Sunday, June 13, 2010


There are interesting things happening in the U.S. politics now. The primaries in many states were held on Tuesday, and the women in running have been in the headlines. In California the senate race will be a tight one with the republican Carly Fiorina, the ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard, running against the current incumbent and very popular democrat Barbara Boxer. And Meg Whitman, the ex-CEO of eBay, is running for governor in the same state. The current sentiment, spurred on by the high unemployment brought on by the recession, is quite anti-big business, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out in these ladies' campaigns. Both took in very large salaries while laying off thousands of people. But like this fact, and their relative inexperience in politics wasn't enough, last week they also made derogatory comments about each other's hair. Hair! I mean, maybe this is why women have such a hard time being taken seriously. Hair! Come on...they're both smarter than that.

There is also an interesting speculation going about Obama's second term. His super bad handling of the BP oil spill (he has not even met with the BP CEO - but he has "people" working on the BP catastrophe) is very damaging to his approval ratings. Biden is not very popular either. But, Hillary Clinton has wonderful ratings! So there are rumours that Obama may dump Biden for the run for his second term and go for Hillary as his VP (something he of course should have done the first time around!)... We shall see...

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