I know. I know. I should be just focusing on our “pal Hal” but I have to focus on Carly instead today. I’ve previously referred to Carly as Ann Coulter without the charm. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it came to me today after watching her and reading about her photo-ops that Ann is probably not the best doppelganger for Carly. No, it’s Karen Crowder, the Tilda Swinton character in the move “Michael Clayton.” A ruthless prevaricator, Crowder was so ambitious that she arranged 2 murders, one of which failed. Of course, that was the George Clooney protagonist Michael Clayton who she failed to eliminate and who eventually crafted her downfall. And this was a movie all about carcinogenic pesticides.
I see Carly as that same character of Karen Crowder. Kind of Lady MacBeth-ish. Carly lies about her record and HP. She lies about the video she “saw”. She even lies about her personal life. She is a professional fabricator with the same amiability as Karen Crowder. Looking in the mirror to prepare her remarks. Icy. Opaque. Not ready to lead the country.
And here’s the punch line: The former HP board member Tom Perkins who fired her now says that she was a “good CEO.” This is the same Tom Perkins who thinks only rich people should vote and compared “the rising tide against the 1 per cent” as comparable to anti-Semitism of Nazi Germany. Really. What a cool guy to have supporting you, Carly.
This is part of Hal’s crowd. He can’t deny he’s a Republican no matter how hard he tries. He’s never had an original idea in his life and he’s mediocre at best. Maybe he could take some tips from Carly.