There’s an informative article on Carly Fiorina in the online version of the WSJ Magazine written by Amy Chozick.. I "lifted" this great photo of Carly and her two dogs. Did you know that Carly lived abroad for a year? Read the article to find out about that and much more… It begins…
“I hated to break a commitment. People were expecting me,” Carly Fiorina says of why, just hours after being diagnosed with cancer early last year, she traveled to Sacramento to deliver a speech at the California Republican Convention. At the time, she didn’t know it was breast cancer or how advanced the disease was. Then, last October, as she finished up grueling radiation therapy and prepared to enter the U.S. Senate race, Fiorina and her husband of 25 years, Frank, flew to Pittsburgh to attend the funeral of his 35-year-old daughter, Lori Ann, whom Fiorina had helped raise since she was a child.
Ask Fiorina how she keeps going and you will see the stubborn, buzzing restlessness of a woman who must be occupied at all times. The latest challenge: win the fiery California Republican primary and then unseat incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. When we first sit down to discuss her prospects in a cafe in San Francisco’s Hotel Vitale, Fiorina, in a cropped candy-pink-colored blazer with a ruffled edge, offers to share her ginger cake. “Bites all around,” she announces, fork in hand, like we’re old girlfriends. She talks about her plans to defeat Boxer and explains how the attacks on her tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. are unfounded. Her BlackBerry vibrates and she checks it with the giddy enthusiasm of a high-school girl to see what time Frank will be picking her up for dinner in the waterfront town of Sausalito, where the couple docks their boat, Alchemy. “The fact that there’s a difference we can make that is hopefully positive helps you move on,” she says, adding, “You think about a lot of things [when you’re sick]. I thought, ‘Am I going to make it or not? If I make it, when I make it, what do I really want to do?’ I studied this race a lot because I kind of like a tough challenge, but I don’t take on things I don’t think I can accomplish. I don’t take on a fight just for a fight. I don’t tilt at windmills.”
The entire article can be read here.