Fiorina Puts Gender Above Merit

Meredith Jessup

1/22/2010 1:47:00 PM - Meredith Jessup
As a traditional conservative, I've never been a fan of affirmative action.  Personally, I like to know that when I'm hired into a job, my recruitment was based on my merits and abilities as an individual, not solely because the company decided it needed more estrogen represented on the payroll. 

I don't believe in meeting quotas when it comes to hiring minorities; I believe in choosing the most-qualified, most promising candidate. 

So when I hear supposed "conservative" Carly Fiorina, candidate for the U.S. Senate, say the following during a campaign stop recently, I got pretty ticked off:



In a room full of women, Fiorina stated that it's more important for half or more of the elected officials in government to be women than to elect the most qualified candidate.  I would challenge Fiorina on this asinine point: If women need women to represent them, does this mean Fiorina is admitting she's incapable of representing the men of California? 

I'm pretty disheartened to hear that a candidate running for office in a country founded on the worth of the individual would advocate this kind of ridiculous idea.