Carly learns about open mikes

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Carly Fiorina just learned a key lesson in modern politics: Be sure the mike is off when you're saying something stupid.

In this case, it's no big deal -- she wonders why Meg Whitman would go on the Hannity show ("he's not an easy interview") -- as if what GOP candidates want now is someone who will lob softballs. She jokes about her staffers "wolfing down cheesburgers." And she makes a really silly comment about Barbara Boxer's hair being "sooo yesterday" -- suggesting that fashion ought to be an issue in the race for United States Senate.

No real harm done -- except to show that she's not really ready for prime time.