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Days after embarrassing McCain, Fiorina abruptly cancels appearance at GOP rally.

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carly.jpgEarlier this week, after McCain economic adviser Carly Fiorina bluntly declared that neither Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) nor Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were capable of running a major corporation, McCain campaign officials told CNN that Fiorina would “disappear” because McCain was “furious” at her comments. Though the official said “disappear” meant that she “would be off TV for a while,” Fiorina’s appearance at a Republican rally in Florida was abruptly canceled on Friday:

Former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina, the scheduled keynote speaker for Saturday’s Republican rally in Estero, was noticeably absent.

Ruth Rodrigues of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, District 7 in Lee County, said campaign officials for presidential nominee John McCain called Friday to tell her Fiorina would not be attending the event where she was scheduled to be the main attraction.

An organizer for the event said that “Fiorina’s appearance was organized by the McCain campaign, and canceled by it.” The McCain campaign gave “no reason for the change.”