Miss Potty Mouth. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

I’m starting to wonder if Carol Bartz is actually a character in a David Mamet play.

Here’s the money quote from what she told Fortune magazine last night.

“These people f**** me over.”

Bartz goes on to recount that the axe came down while she was traveling in New York. She says board chairman Roy Bostock gave her two hours to decide whether she wanted to be fired or resign. Then…

She called her husband, Bill, her three children–a son and two daughters—and her longtime assistant, Judy Flores. Learning that Yahoo’s lawyers had gone to the St. Regis hotel to hand her papers, she ditched that hotel and booked herself into another. “Am I stupid?!” she asks…

Tough to be treated that way. But I’m assuming the potential $10 million in severance helps.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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