AAS On ‘ol What’s Her Name

Posted in Election 2006 at 7:55 am by wcnews

Once again we do the career round-up of ‘ol What’s Her Name. Which again does nothing more than remind everyone that the number one thing on her agenda is what will get her elected to the next office, her ego. And does anyone ever stop and think that the reason she calls herself and outsider is because she has trouble making friends and nobody likes her? Anyway it’s a rehash of quite a bit of stuff that anyone who’s already engaged in this election already knows. The did print this handy list of her previous campaign “promises”.

How Strayhorn pledges played out.

A look at some of the issues that Carole Keeton Strayhorn campaigned on during her two successful runs for comptroller:

In 1998, she said she would more aggressively study school districts’ finances through performance reviews, which highlight ways for districts to save money.

From 1991 to 1998, the comptroller’s office reviewed 30 school districts. From the time Strayhorn took over in 1999 until 2003, it did 75. The Legislature stripped the reviews from Strayhorn’s office after butting heads with her in 2003.

In 1998, she said she would not take campaign contributions from those with tax cases before her.

Hundreds of taxpayers have received tax credits or refunds from Strayhorn’s office within a year of their or their representatives’ donations to her campaign. Strayhorn repeatedly has described herself as ‘Comptroller 24/7.’ Her campaign has defended the donations by saying she does not personally get involved in those cases.

In 2002, Strayhorn said she wanted the state to pay for two years of tuition, fees and books at a public community college or technical college for every high school graduate.

She continues to tout that program, but the Legislature has not passed it.

In 2002, Strayhorn said she wanted the sales tax holiday, which covers school-related items such as clothing during a weekend before school starts, extended to backpacks and school supplies.

She still supports the idea, but the Legislature has not passed it. Like the two-year college program, it was not something Strayhorn had the power to enact on her own.

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