Carly Fiorina's Strange New Web Site

Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Carly Fiorina is out with a new site today previewing her not-yet-official run against Sen. Barbara Boxer in California next year. And it is, how should we put it, a little weird. The site is fairly bare-bones─perhaps not surprising considering the "Is she running or not?" dance that Fiorina has been doing the past few weeks. It features a somewhat puzzling Flash sequence that we are guessing is aimed at illustrating the vast differences between Fiorina and Boxer: "It's day & night. It's dogs & cats. It's good & bad. It's Carly vs. Boxer." Wait a minute─it's dogs and cats? It's day and night? That's followed by an even more puzzling message: "Coming Soon?" Um, Carly, shouldn't you be telling us that? And then there is the kicker: Carlyfornia Dreamin'!!!" That's either the worst pun we've ever seen or a stroke of brilliance aimed at getting Internet eyeballs on the day when people are scouring Google for gossip about John Phillips, the lead singer of the Mamas and the Papas. Who are we kidding? It's a pretty bad pun. But we still have to give Boxer some grief. The incumbent senator is raising money on her site by selling "Boxer shorts." Get it?