Get out your brackets: time to write in Carly Fiorina, with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker donning their gym togs.
But first, Carly (nee Cara Sneed). Sitting on millions in her treasury, she's been restlessly trying to be relevant ever since she was deposed as CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 2005. Her corporate rap sheet? HP 's stock fell to half of its value as she led a move to merge with rival Compaq.
A Republican, she later lost to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.
That has given her five more years to consider her stage career and the word from California is that she is running for president. Of late she has been going around damning environmentalists for her state's drought, describing it as "man-made " by obstructive liberals who opposed a waterline into the state. (The more thoughtful Romans succeeded with viaducts!)
Funny, but I recently read a piece in National Geographic about the drought in which some experts predicted that it could last more than 200 years, long after the current collection of environmentalists leave the scene (as well as Carly herself or her money, whichever comes first).
B. Lynn Ingram, a paleontologist from the University of California at Berkeley, based his scary forecast on studies of tree rings and microorganisms in ocean sediment to build his case. I don't know much more about the science than that. Interestingly, not once did the National Geographic experts lay the blame on environmental hoodlums. But political jabberers like Fiorina normally don't' turn to expertise to support their empty shop talk.