I am not writing about George W. Bush. I'm writing about Carly Fiorina.
Fiorina has written a horrible, self-congratulatory, non-revelatory book called Tough Choices that could have come from any Bush Administration flack.
I am not talking here about her politics, but she certainly has the style down.
This is a smarmy, shallow, stupid woman. She still thinks, even today, that the problem H-P faced was that its myth of invention no longer fit the time, and that the opposition she faced was based on her being from outside, or being female, or being a non-engineer.
What a crock!
Fiorina joined a tech company which, while troubled, still had enormous assets and inventiveness. She treated it like a steel outfit. She assumed she was in a consolidating industry, and that merging with a failing competitor -- Compaq -- would solve its problems through the miracle of oligopoly.