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How Carly Fiorina is responding to questions about her HP firing

Carly Fiorina

(original source Washington Post)

Newly-minted GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Sunday forcefully pushed back on critiques of her tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, saying the underlying reasons for her 2005 firing have been mischaracterized and touting her record at the company.

“You know what’s interesting to me is that Web site, as well as your line of questioning, just leaves out a whole bunch of other facts. That’s the thing about business: Facts and numbers and results actually count. It’s not just about words as it is in politics,” she told Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, responding to a Web site that criticizes her record of layoffs at HP. “I managed Hewlett-Packard through the worst technology recession in 25 years. And yes, indeed, some tough calls were necessary. There’s nothing worse than laying someone off. On the other hand, many companies against which we competed are gone altogether.”

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