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Carly Fiorina's website gets its online comeuppance

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    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is garnering bipartisan support on one key issue.

    Democrats and Republicans both agree her website is awful.

    In preparation for her 2010 California Senate race, Fiorina launched carlyforcalifornia.com on Monday. Since then, it's become a big, fat target for ridicule.

    The site -- which contains no real information and goes a tad overboard with an eye-numbing red background -- opens with an animation describing the stakes of this election:

    It's day & night.
    It's dogs & cats.
    It's good & bad.
    It's Carly vs. Boxer.
    carlyfornia dreamin!!!

    CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby put together a nice bipartisan collection of zingers against the site:

    • "(The site is) really the most insufferable thing she's ever done in her life." -The Huffington Post
    • "It's the most singularly awful political website I have ever seen, and I am including all the old, basic HTML websites that were the rage 10 years ago. Why not toss in G.I. Joe vs. Cobra, Ninjas vs. Pirates, and Kennedy versus Kruschev if it's going to be a goofy joke? There's very little information on it to appeal to voters." -Conservative blogger John Hawkins
    • "It made me think I had been re-directed to Macy's. "Wheres the beef? It's not on that Web site … If I were a high school senior and I designed that Web site, I would be extremely proud." - Blogger Dan Riehl
    • "The fact that this was approved by the communications team, and perhaps the candidate herself, indicates a severe misunderstanding about the direction and role of online political communication." - Scott Graves, Orange County-based conservative blogger