Carly Didn’t Build That

So Carly Fiorina predictably attacked Hillary Clinton’s lack of “transparency” in the course of disclosing her personal wealth today, as reported by Politico‘s Katie Glueck:

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina revealed on Wednesday evening that she and her husband have a net worth of $59 million — as she took a barely veiled shot at Hillary Clinton over transparency.

That figure came as part of a personal financial disclosure report she filed this week, and the total includes financial assets, bank accounts and real property.

“I’ve taken hundreds of questions — whether about hot dogs or my personal finances — and I think it’s all fair game,” Fiorina said in a statement, a swipe at Clinton, who rarely takes questions from the press and whose foundation has slowly revealed more about its finances and donors. “I think leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government.”

What you probably will not hear Fiorina do when HRC’s financial situation is revealed is to go too far down the road of questioning how Clinton made her money. After all, nobody doubts she actually made the speeches for which she was paid such extraordinary sums. The foundation of Carly’s fortune was the $21 million payout she received for getting the hell away from HP after she drove that company into a ditch.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.