HP's Senate Candidate Failed as Citizen

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO, is thinking of running for a California senate seat. The Republican party is all for it. So it's too bad she hates voting — even worse than other Silicon Valley CEOs.

Fiorina voted in just 5 of the 18 elections since 2000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That's even worse than former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful who, you'll recall, voted in 6 of 13 elections over five years (46 percent turnout versus 28 percent for Fiorina).

That's the trouble with dallying in politics: Your past apathy comes back to haunt you. Except maybe in open-minded California, where movie star Arnold Shwarzenegger failed to vote in five of 11 elections but still won election as governor a landslide. The question for Fiorina and Whitman is whether Californians have learned their lesson (probably not).