There is so much to admire about Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, who is giving the Web company a needed kick in the pants. But more than anything, it's her garbage tongue that we love. Listen.
The pottymouthed Bartz held it together for her first conference call with Wall Street analysts. Almost. Right at the end of yesterday's earnings call, she got asked some tiresome question about Yahoo's latest layoffs. You can hear the frustration and annoyance in her voice. "We had a lot of people telling engineers what to do but nobody fucking doing anything. [pause] Excuse me. I knew that would slip out one of these times."
What makes the slipup extra hilarious: We hear Yahoo's beleaguered public-relations staff had promised reporters that Bartz would hold it in for the call.