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Will Carly Fiorina 'Disappear' Like Gramm?

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Senior McCain campaign adviser Carly Fiorina is expected to join D.B. Cooper, and the guy who used to sing with George Michael, in that place just outside anyone's consciousness. The Guardian has a funny take on Fiorina's post-gaffe future:
"Carly will now disappear" - a McCain campaign source sounds troublingly Bond-villainesque when discussing the future of Carly Fiorina, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard and a high-profile Republican campaign-trail surrogate. Earlier this week, Fiorina said she thought Sarah Palin lacked the experience to run a business such as HP. She later "clarified" her remarks by adding that she didn't think John McCain or Barack Obama had the right experience, either. Time to press the button under the desk that opens the trapdoor over the shark pool.
You can see Carly's gaffe below.

For those of you who are new to the party, Senior McCain adviser Phil Gramm made arguably the worst gaffe of this campaign, certainly worse than Carly's. Since then, McCain has been constantly changing Gramm's position relative to "the bus," first throwing him under, then dusting him off, under again, back...

I will be interested to see if McCain has as hard a time saying goodbye to Carly. If not, I'll have to wonder why. Carly has a lot more to offer McCain than Gramm, and doesn't bear the responsibility for the current economic crisis the way Gramm does. Why would McCain consider Gramm indispensable, and Fiorina expendable?

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