January 11, 2006


Strahorn for governor? (W. Gardner Selby, January 11, 2006, Austin AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

She's been Carole Keeton, Carole Keeton McClellan, Carole Keeton Rylander and Carole Keeton Strayhorn.

But the thrice-married, onetime school teacher, Austin mayor and (for seven years now) Texas state comptroller has never been Carole Strahorn -- until her declaration of intent to run as an independent for governor was filed, that is.

"Our office cannot recall a situation when a candidate misspelled their name on the top portion of the form and the affidavit itself, so we are currently looking into the situation," said Scott Haywood, spokesman for the agency, which oversees state elections.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2006 8:40 PM

If it was a "w", it might be understandable. And Patty Murray must be thinking that it's too bad she's not running for the Senate...

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 11, 2006 9:27 PM

Scott's probably glad he's not her press secretary right now.

Posted by: John at January 11, 2006 9:34 PM

Maybe Strahorn is husband #4.

Posted by: pj at January 11, 2006 10:36 PM

She's such an incompetent that she makes Texas Dems look halfway competent. And they aren't.

Posted by: kevin whited at January 11, 2006 11:49 PM

You can take the pol out of the Stupid Party, but you can't take the stupid out of the pol.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at January 12, 2006 12:13 PM