Waiting to be interviewed by affiliate KXTV Wednesday morning, Fiorina is clearly heard taking a dig at her rival for the California Senate seat, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California.
"God, what is that hair?" a laughing Fiorina said, while quoting a friend who had recently seen Boxer on television. "So yesterday."
Fiorina also questioned why Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman had decided to go on Sean Hannity's show the day after winning her party's primary.
"It's really surprising that on the first day of the general [election], Meg Whitman is going on Sean Hannity," she said. "I think it's bizarre…I think it's a very bad choice actually. You know how he is."
Contacted by CNN about the comments, a spokesperson for Fiorina downplayed the remarks. "This was nothing but early morning small talk," Fiorina campaign press secretary Amy Thoma said in an e-mail to CNN.
–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart contributed to this report.
I wouldn't be trashing anyone's hair if I were Carly...
Miserable failure as a CEO......why would we want her in D.C.???
What is she running for, she sound like, it's all about her,where do the republicans find these people. give it a rest please.
...and so the inevitable downhill slide for Carly begins so early. You'd think she learned to keep her mouth shut after the McCain campaign fiasco.
Course we all thought she learned to keep her mouth shut after the HP fiasco. Silly us
This reminds me of that John Edwards video when he was looking in the mirror combing his hair, so many good political attack ads can be made with this footage. If I was Barbara Boxer this would be my first ad of the general:
– While californians are drowning in debt and have no jobs the best thing Carly can spend her time on is attacking my hair style, I would like to remind Carly that this election is not about me or her it's about the people of California. As far as my hair goes... it's whats UNDER it that counts.
Vote Boxer 2010
What planet are you from Shirley Swift? You consider what she did at HP a success? Wow, maybe you are just having a bad hair day Shirley?
Ok, why is this such a big deal? I didn't hear anything scandalous. Sounds like normal rich person ranting, to me.
"This was nothing but early morning small talk" is absolutely correct.
Republican - "Fiorina downplayed the remarks. "This was nothing but early morning small talk," Ah yes more small talk from a small person. As of late, the right-wing extremists seem to be playing an age old game of "foot in mouth".
I get the impression that Republican women are superficial.
I don't really see the big deal here... Boxer's hair is awful... and and it was a minor comment in response to something being said off camera. The comment on Sean I kinda get – she wasn't dissing him – she was identifying that he gives a hard interview, so why make that the first one out of the gate... I listened to the recording thinking I was going to hear some major big time dissing... what a disappointment...
So she thinks that people should vote for her because she has "business executive" experience? What does "business executive" experience have to do with being a representative of the people.
Besides, she was no good at it and got fired.
really? You're commenting on hair? Have you not looked in the mirror lately? At least she looks like a woman.
'I really hope the voters in CA see the truth and vote a real woman in who made it to the top by her hard work and intelligence.'
Fiorina may have made it to the top, but failed miserably once she got there. I simply cannot understand the ignorance I see every day in the comments here. How can anyone post a comment without a clue as to the facts of the issue? This is true on both sides, people are getting more and more vocal without even bothering to back opinions up with actual facts. The dumbing down of our political discourse and degenerating ability to think critically and logically are becoming really ridiculous.
She should look in the mirror at her own hairdo!!
I agree. What IS up with Boxer's hair?
What a hoot it is to read all these California comments. The rest of the country has to bail out y'all because y'all don't know anything about running your own state. You bunch of spendthrift hypocrites don't believe in working anymore and then complain when you get laid off. I sure hope not one dime of the nation's money goes to bail your sorry you know what's out. And, btw, Fiorina said Hannity was a tough interview which was why she questioned Whitman going on. Interesting. Only conservatives and Republicans get tough interviews on the MSM. They don't grill their own.
The woman who was bald for so long is taking digs about HAIR?
No, this is how Carly Fiorina really feels. She sounds very immature and catty; commenting on her opponent's hairstyle?
Like, that is so HIGH SCHOOL.
The worst part is after she ran HP into the dirt, costing thousands of high paying US jobs, she was fired with a huge bonus, and that wealth – the same wealth that cost so many jobs through her inept management of HP – are funding her run for office.
Really nice comments about Fiorina's hair... Not sure people should be commenting about her and her politics if they don't even know she had cancer.
Slow news day, CNN? 4 min. of this? What a scoop!!! Zzzzzzzzzz.
Isn't Florina killed the HP, didn't they gave her millions of dollars just so she would live that position? What is wrong with the people in California?
Fiorina laid off thousands of jobs at Hewlett Packard and then outsourced them overseas. I believe her words were something like this "Being American does not mean you have a God given right to a job." California...if you are stupid enough to elect her then you deserve what you get..
Fiorina's maturity level puts her right up there with all the other emotionally stunted Republicans running around:
Palin, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, Beck, etc., etc., etc.
Notice a pattern here, folks? All of these GOP hacks have serious mental and emotional issues.
Must be the latest litmus test for party leadership ...