• Hey, Phil Gramm, Any Room For Carly Fiorina in That Doghouse?

    John McCain is going through economic advisors like Sarah Palin goes through colleges.

    This week's victim is Carly Fiorina, who told MSNBC that John McCain and Sarah Palin were too inept to run a computer company and would instead have to work their way up through the United States government. (Too be fair, she said the same thing about Barack Obama and Joe Biden, but that's only because they're so sexist.)

    According to an unnamed McCain staffer, Fiorina is about to be handled like a 1940's Soviet dissident

    "Carly will now disappear," this source said. "Senator McCain was furious."…

    Fiorina was booked for several TV interviews over the next few days, including one on CNN. Those interviews have been canceled.

    Fiorina will have company in the John McCain doghouse. It's been occupied for months now by fellow McCain economic advisor Phil "Nation of Whiners" Gramm, who was banished in July for saying the U.S. was in a "mental recession."

    Gramm was recently believed to have redeemed himself, since he spent last week unsuccessfully lobbying Ron Paul to endorse McCain. (Note to Ron Paul fans with a Google Alert on his name: That is the only mention of him in this post. You may now return to your regularly scheduled revolution.)

    But Gramm is now more reviled than ever with the news that his 2000 Senate banking deregulation bill directly enabled the current fiasco on Wall Street. (When both Drudge and Mother Jones report the same news, you'd better believe it's true.)

    So it's off to Siberia for both Gramm and Fiorina — neither one to be heard from again. But even with the TV cameras gone, they had still better watch what they say about their old boss, John McCain.

    Remember this is a man who can hear through a cone of silence.

    Tags: Carly Fiorina, Economy, John McCain, MSNBC, Phil Gramm, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin


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