Patriot Axiom tracked down Senator Boxer on the streets of Oakland and asked some very simple questions.
Senator Boxer can run but she cannot hide. With Carly Fiorina ready to announce her candidacy against Boxer next week, the Senator will have to answer about her less than mediocre record for California in the U.S. Senate.
If Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, is successful in passing her bill to reduce carbon emissions, commonly called cap and trade, it would only be the fourth bill she’s championed that’s signed into law during her three terms as a U.S. senator.
When Mrs. Boxer, joined by former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, brought their 821-page Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act to the floor Wednesday, critics noted that only three of the nearly 400 bills she has sponsored have ever been passed.
Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in an e-mail that Mrs. Boxer’s record could be summed up in three words: “Ineffective, polarizing and partisan.”
Mr. Walsh, looking ahead to that cycle, also said, “While her colleague Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein has had four times as many bills signed into law, Boxer has been content berating decorated generals and serving as the darling for the radical left. When you consider the many serious issues facing California right now, including the current fiscal crisis, you can bet Boxer’s ineffective and partisan record will be a central issue in her re-election bid next year.”
Indeed, Senator Boxer’s Senate record is fairly dismal – no matter how you count the tally.
Maybe this is the REAL reason why the Senator is running away.
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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina yesterday evening
Sounds like Carly Fiorina is running
for United States Senate.
It was a very different Carly Fiorina who took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit dinner tonight to discuss her potential run for the U.S. Senate.
Just as it was typical when she was the first female chief executive of Hewlett Packard, part of the conversation with Web 2.0 co-host John Battelle covered her appearance. But in this case it was relevant in the discussion about her political reviews.
Fiorinaâ€™s hair was a mix of dark brown and gray and it looked as if it had been recently shaved. She said that her close-shorn look was a result of her eight-month battle with breast cancer.
â€œI have seen the best and the worst of our healthcare system,â€ she said, with her voice shaking slightly with the emotional moment that focused on her own health. But she told the audience at the dinner that she was healthy. She was there to talk about her possible bid as a Republican candidate to take on Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina didnâ€™t outright declare her candidacy, but she said she was exploring the idea.
What was the most interesting during her talk last night was the angst on Twitter from left-wing tech folks bemoaning a possible Fiorina candidacy. There were not many of these folks and after all it was San Francisco.
Also, interesting was GOP California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore pathetically re-tweeting negative comments about Fiorina. I mean doesn’t DeVore who will possibly oppose Fiorina in a contested Republican Party primary election in June 2010 have anything better to do than be pathetic. How about fundraising, where DeVore has been an abysmal failure? Or criticizing the vulnerable, incumbent, Democrat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer?
But, whatever. Carly Fiorina is tough enough to withstand the LEFT and RIGHT.
The question is: Will Fiorina be able to WIN?
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