Fiorina's latest political video featuring furries!

Former HP big chief Carly Fiorina is running for the US Senate. The latest video released by Carly for California is really something. The insanity really gets rolling at 2:27. As my pal Sean Ness says, "I love seeing furries in ads!" (Thanks, Chris Arkenberg!)


  1. Ummm…this from the woman who singlehandedly almost ruined one of the pre-eminent consumer electronics companies?

  2. Could someone please tell me what the hell the sheep are supposed to represent? All I can think about while watching that is the movie Black Sheep….

    Wait a sec, is she trying to warn us of Tom Campbell’s efforts to create zombie sheep?

  3. Clearly the video is referencing Orwell’s animal farm. And, uh, Terminator. And possibly something about dem…ocra…cy?

  4. Wow, this has to be satire? Or have things really gone of the rails…

    Were they trying to make a point with the tacky low budget effects?

  5. After witnessing firsthand Queen Carly’s HP/Compaq debacle, I can honestly say that I hope she dies in a plane crash. The corporate culture she engendered was so plastic and backstabby that it ruined two companies. One of my favorite memories from my Compaq days was seeing people flood out of their offices at the Houston campus of HP when it was announced that she had stepped down (*cough* they canned her ass *cough*) and break into an impromptu chorus of “ding dong the witch is dead.” Everyone joined in.

    1. I remember that day, BukaHobbit! Good times…good times… well, at least until I got laid off. :P

  6. That’s a terrible fursuit. And just because some guy wears it doesn’t make him a furry. ;-)

    I mean, seriously, you could see his T-shirt because his chest was exposed! The goggle straps showing through the eye holes… *shudder*

    No pawpads lovingly made from foam latex affixed to the soles of the sneakers? Fail!

    …wait, this was a political ad?

  7. That is a horribly produced ad.

    It’s like a group of people sat down and came up with a brainstorming session. In it, they came up with all the keywords, images and political points they could think up, related to fiscal conservatism. After doing so, they decided that, because everything was so precious, they were going to put every single keyword, image and political point into a single ad.

    Et voila; we have the worst political ad, ever.

  8. Wow…. just. WOW.

    Whoever made this needs to be sentenced to never come within 100 yards of an editing suite again.

  9. This ad is full of fail. I’m surprised she didn’t have a female voice quietly echoing the male voice at key words.

    Oh, and, “achieved great things” is just a tad overblown, don’t ‘cha think?

  10. I thought that Carly Fiorina was running for Governor of California. So, I went to her web site… I can’t tell what the Hell she is running for. U.S. Senate or Governor, WTF? (I live in California.)

  11. We’d never accuse Carly of being a WINO (“Wingnut In Name Only”). She’s the genuine article.

    The terrifying thing is how many people in California would take this bullpucky seriously. I don’t want to know.

  12. Awesome! You’ve gotta love the satanic animal costume with glowing red eyes! Someone PLEASE remix this with chants from the movie Damien, and clips of perverse rituals from Eyes Wide Shut.

    Tom voted for higher taxes. He slaughtered first born lambs on an alter and drank their blood. He kidnapped virgins and took them on an altar while dressed as a goat.

    Vote for Carly Fiorina, the voice of civilized discourse in politics.

  13. Wow, this ad.

    But on a purely sociological reaction level, the keywords at the beginning, associated with the sheep? Very very wrong. And starting with “purity,” you’ve got to love it.

    Oh, and then they say “fiscal conservatives” do this and that, and refer to fiscal conservatives as “he” throughout. Fail to the max.

    Plus, someone watching this ad might just remember the fur suit, and Tom Campbell on a pedestal.

  14. Just a nit-picky point, but did anyone notice here that the announcer in this ad has a distinctive east coast accent? Some of the words he spoke sounded like he was from Boson or something. What’s an announcer from back east doing in an ad for a California Senate race? It makes me wonder where’s the money for this ad coming from.

    1. What’s an announcer from back east doing in an ad for a California Senate race?

      The Boston accent was very noticeable and rather grating. Not a good way to sell politics in California.

      1. Sounded like Southern Connecticut to my ears.

        So…this ad is implying that republicans are sheep? An interesting metaphor. And continuing with that one…the evil one isn’t a sheep because he’s not following the herd into signing a (meaningless) pledge? Does that make Meg Whitman the pig? And Ahnold is the terminator, represented by the evil-sounding music?

        1. Boston non-native and voice geek here… the accent is definitely not Boston. Davi was born in Queens, but it’s not a typical NY accent either. It reminds me very specifically of Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of some well-known mindfulness meditation audiobooks. It’s the odd pacing and the New-York-style partially-voiced “t”.

  15. Tom Campbell “literally” set the stage for the budget crisis? He “literally” put California on the path to budget crisis? Since when did literal start to mean metaphorical?

    Ok, ok, there’s weirder things to wonder about in this ad than those grammar choices. Like, what is the man with the light socket eyes literally going to do to those sheep?

  16. holy crap, Tom should take this and run with it.

    “My opponent thought this ad was a good idea. She thought it would convince you to vote for her. She also thought it was a good idea to buy Compaq, and look what happened there.

    Just imagine what crazy ideas she has about how to screw up YOUR life!

    Vote for Tom Campbell. Or else Carly might win.”

  17. Well guess I’m voting for the incumbent. Last I checked Boxer was still sane. Haven’t checked for a while though.

  18. Piety? Why not just accuse him of fornicating with gladiators in the Temple of Vesta? This looks like it was written by Livia as portrayed in I, Claudius.

  19. I don’t know if it will help her get elected, but I think it’s genius. Everyone is talking about this ad. That’s the definition of viral, isn’t it?

  20. Im confused though. at 2:27, the “wolf” in sheep’s clothing has glowing red LED eyes. is he a robot? a minion of Satan? a nefarious extra-terrestrial?

    The sheep represent… all people? or just politicians? Even if you say politicians are sheep, it’s not so complimentary to say the electorate are sheep.

    Then, at the end of the video, when its presenting the “alternative,” we never get a full look of that personage. Its as if they’re presenting Fiorina herself as being Satanic: devious, evasive, too powerful to be seen fully (“dont look into her eyes!”).

    In short, I cannot make sense of this video.
    Norman– coordinate!

  21. You haters are nuts, this ad is awesomely hilarious. I even liked the voiceover actor. It sounded like something from an 80’s Ripley’s spot about the chupacabra or something.

    Oh and AsteriskCGY, Boxer has never been sane.

  22. If you’re wondering … “voice-over by veteran character actor Robert Davi (better known, perhaps, as one of the bad guys in “The Goonies,” and as a Bond villain in “License to Kill”).” (source)

  23. It is a well known fact that wolves have glowing red eyes, and are also fans of deficit spending.

    This how Sarah Palin was able to keep Alaska’s deficit in check, by shooting wolves.

  24. Fiorina is at the very center of corporate power. It’s pretty scary how fucked up our capitalist masters really are.

    After resigning from HP, Fiorina was named to several board memberships. She was named to the boards of directors at Revolution Health Group and computer security company Cybertrust. The following year, she became a member of the board of directors for chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.

    TSMC may not be a household name like Intel or AMD, but it’s the largest and most important chip maker in the world.

    She joined the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum. She is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School. She was also McCain’s chief economic advisor.

    1. Well that helps explain why the world is so fucked up then. I read an interesting article the other day explaining that while our capitalist masters where competent and good at what they were doing, the flaws of our consumerist society and the economy that runs it would not be noticed or seen as a problem. But now that its the greedy, half-witted children of those capitalists running things, basically a group of spoiled brats who had their Ivy league educations bought and paid for (George W. Bush graduated Yale?!?!) the system wont stand up to the rigors of a globalized economy.

  25. So, to recap.

    Fiscal Conservatives: Sheep

    Tom: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    That would make liberals … bears?

    Carly: A real fiscal conservative, therefore a sheep.

    Edgar: The most dangerous animal in the world.

    That would make liberals …Real Wolves? Bears? Not sheep anyway.

  26. My very favorite part of this, other than of course the demon eyes, is around the 0:22 mark where the sheep is elevated on a giant phallic pedestal.

  27. This ad so completely rocks. Laser eye death-sheep will Raise. Your. Taxes.

    Plus, we have an early entry in the neologism of the year: fcino. Pronounced “ficino”. politicalese for sheep f&@$er.

  28. That was the most awesomely surreal thing I’ve seen on youtube.

    It had Harold the flying sheep, pigs (three different ones) and furries with bondage masks and jawa eyes. It also had a white version of the black tower done with Terry Gilliam style animation (my college roomate loved the old black tower commercial – he’d pump his fist in the air and shout “that’s me! That’s ME! THE BLACK TOWER!!”). It was weirder than a Tom Selleck Meat Loaf Sammich.

    If I lived in California, I think I would vote for the man in that commercial in a heartbeat, especially since he’s running against Carly Fiorina, who I remember from her reign of terror at HP.

    Does Carly think every voter in CA is on acid? Hmmm, that might explain it.

  29. Are you kidding me?!?! That dude totally wants it! You can tell by the way he’s swinging his hips back and forth.

    Not that I’m into furries or anything like that.

  30. I would advise your friend Sean Ness to do a YouTube search for Orangina and Orangina Red. No cyborg sheep, but equally insane.

  31. Since there were several pictures of pigs in the first half, it would have been more artistically coherent if the red-eyed bloke in sheep’s clothing at the end had been porking the sheep instead of eating them.

    It’s a more effective slur too. After all, pretty much everyone eats sheep, but who’d vote for a sheep-fucker?

  32. It really needed a scene were the image turns to a black & white negative. Other than that minor nit, awesome!

  33. Haha, charade you are… I just watched it again. Still awesome!

    Is that supposed to be Carly running guiltily away from the sheep in the beginning?

  34. Demon sheep would make a great Dr. Who alien. If it was from the Peter Davison era, the sheep would have stood up, pulled off his costume and said “I Am the Master!”

    1. Oh, oh, oh, yes, yes…I thought it WAS The Master!

      I was looking for the Daleks too. I’m assuming they come in the next episode.

      Urm, this was meant to be funny wasn’t it?

  35. This is so weird.

    Who can think this stuff up.

    I wish Australian elections had ads like this. It would make it easier to pick the who you WOULDN’T vote for.

    Unless of course it was meant to be humorous!


  36. Patrick Ruffini, a conservative political consultant working for Campbell, has been unable to tweet about much else since the video was released. At first, he mocked it, likening it the famous Howard Dean scream, but the more he tweets, the more I think it seems like the video and the attention it’s getting has begun to nibble away at his confidence.

  37. The strangest political advertisement I have ever seen. What genius thought it would be a good idea to compare their candidate’s constituency to sheep?

    1. The same kind of genius who thinks it’s a good idea to take a multi-billion-dollar test equipment brand and flush it down the toilet. What kind of idiot takes all the effort and expense put into the HP test equipment brand, and spin it off, discarding the brand?

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