- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is brushing aside recent issues with the website carlyfiorina.org, defending her record as the company’s chief executive and making light of the incident during an appearance on late-night television.

Visitors to carlyfiorina.org are greeted with a message saying she failed to register the domain name so they’re going to tell people how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard, followed by a long series of frowny/sad face emoticons and a note that it was 30,000.

“I’ve certainly read about it,” she said Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt when asked whether she had seen the website.

“You can’t buy every domain name,” she added, The Hill reported. “You just can’t. Maybe we should have tried, but we didn’t. And so people are going to do what they are going to do. But hopefully people will go to carlyforpresident.com instead.”

The page was created by Michael Link, an employee at the Service Employees International Union, though he says it was a personal project unrelated to his job, The Hill reported.

“No wonder the website is ‘delighting Democrats’ — it was created by an arm of the Democratic Party last December,” said Leslie Shedd, a spokeswoman for Carly for America. “Looks like Democrats have been worried about Hillary Clinton’s most effective critic since last year.”

Ms. Fiorina, who announced on Monday that she is running for president on the Republican side in 2016, also defended her record as the chief executive at the technology company, saying it grew even during a bust in the industry.

“Business has numbers. It has results,” she said. “So people can say whatever they like, but the facts and numbers and results of my time at HP are crystal clear, and they are as I described them.”

She also made light of the issue during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

“It’s kind of funny, actually,” she said, going on to tell host Seth Meyers that she bought sethmeyers.org.

“I just bought it in the green room, actually,” she said. “So you better be really nice to me.”

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