Jun 132010
 

Read some of the below information as I am sure you will see some of these primary attacks brought back up in the General Election.

HP Did Not Violate The U.S. Trade Embargo With Iran, Carly Supports Crippling Sanctions on Iran Now

SEC Inquired And Found No Violation Of Trade Embargo.

“DeVore pressed Fiorina, the former chief of Hewlett-Packard, for details about a subsidiary’s printer sales to Iran, which is subject to a trade embargo. The United Arab Emirates-based subsidiary, Redington Gulf, was honored by HP as wholesaler of the year in 2003, under Fiorina’s tenure. When reports of the Iranian sales came to light in 2008, three years after Fiorina was fired, Hewlett-Packard terminated its relations with the subsidiary…Fiorina has previously said she had no knowledge of illegal sales. The SEC has inquired about the matter, but the company has never been found to have violated the embargo.” (Seema Mehta, “Previews of upcoming GOP Senate debate? <http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/03/preview-of-upcoming-gop-senate-debate-devore-ambushes-fiorina-on-radio.html> ” Los Angeles Times, 3/3/10)
Fiorina Supports Implementing Crippling Sanctions Against Iran. “It is abundantly clear: engagement with Iran has failed. Negotiations have shown no progress. We cannot afford to talk any longer. We must act now to implement tough, crippling sanctions to persuade the Iranian regime to suspend its nuclear program and engage in serious negotiations. Both the Senate and the House have passed strong versions of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act. I urge our leaders in Congress to reconcile quickly their differences and present a bill to the President for his immediate signature and immediate implementation.” (Press release <http://carlyforcalifornia.com/2010/02/carly-fiorina-calls-for-crippling-sanctions-against-iran/> , 2/8/10)

HP Itself Said Carly Could Never Have Known About the Alleged Activity In Russia

“To Suggest That Carly Fiorina, Or Any Other Senior Executive In Palo Alto Then Or Now, Was Knowledgeable Of These Alleged Activities Is Wrong And Not Supported By The Facts.” “‘To suggest that Carly Fiorina, or any other senior executive in Palo Alto then or now, was knowledgeable of these alleged activities is wrong and not supported by the facts,’ David Shane, a company spokesman, said in an interview. ‘The facts have clearly demonstrated that the criminal investigation is focused on alleged activities that took place seven years ago in Germany and Russia by regional employees.’” (Connie Guglielmo, “Hewlett-Packard Says Ex-CEO Carly Fiorina Unfairly Criticized <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=a4l6AkoS0iWY> ,” Bloomberg, 4/16/10)
 
HP: Fiorina Is Being Unfairly Criticized. “Hewlett Packard Co., facing a European bribery probe over a 2003 computer contract, said former Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina is being unfairly criticized for being in charge during that time.” (Connie Guglielmo, “Hewlett-Packard Says Ex-CEO Carly Fiorina Unfairly Criticized <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601204&sid=a4l6AkoS0iWY> ,” Bloomberg, 4/16/10)

If Boxer has to actually campaign on issues -she is toast.

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