Monday, September 15, 2008

Carly Coming Later?


(Photo courtesy: Washington Times)

One of John McCain's top advisers was scheduled to come to Ames; the campaigns says she's needed elsewhere. Carly Fiorina is taking a rain check to check the mess on Wall Street. Here's the release from Iowa State:

Carly Fiorina appearance at Iowa State postponed

AMES, Iowa -- Carly Fiorina's Iowa State University appearance as the Fall 2008 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics -- originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16 -- has been postponed. Fiorina's lecture will be rescheduled for a later date (to be announced).Fiorina is the Republican National Committee's Victory '08 chairman, senior economic advisor to Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO. Schedulers for Fiorina said she'd been asked to stay in Washington, D.C., with other McCain advisors as a result of serious economic developments on Wall Street over the weekend."We are pleased that Ms. Fiorina still plans to come to Iowa State, most likely after the election, to accept the Mary Louise Smith Chair honor and speak about women and leadership," said Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, which hosts the Smith Chair event.Fiorina is the 18th prominent woman leader to visit Iowa State under sponsorship of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics, which was established in 1995 to honor the Iowa native and longtime political leader. Smith was the only woman to chair the Republican National Party (1974-1977).



Congrats to my Mizzouri Tigers....ranked 5th this week in the Associated Press Top 25!

1 comment:

Shane Vander Hart said...

It also may have something to do with the comments she made to various news agencies regarding McCain not being qualified to be a CEO (she said the same of all of the candidates).

Really. Not. Smart. I guess she isn't qualified to be a politician. But is that a bad thing? Hmmmm.