Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BS #22: Laughable Reading

BlogSpasm 22...April 19, 2011

Sometimes, candidate brochures just make you laugh. The latest to cause us to roll out of the Lay-Z-Boy laughing was the brochure sent by mayoral candidate VanDuyne and received on the day the Dallas Morning News endorsed her candidacy.

Other than attempting to sound like she was running for a D.C. elected position for the Republican party, she had the unmitigated gall to state: “As your mayor, I will order a full forensic audit of all the spending…”

The first thing wrong with this statement is that even as mayor, she cannot order anything to be done! She may like to believe that she could. Actually, it takes FIVE votes to “order” anything to be done by the council.

Now, here is the funny part. Would this forensic audit cover her travel expenses from 2004 - 2010 when she was on the council? These are the same expenses that she didn’t attempt to seek reimbursement for until after she left her seat. Maybe by now, she has even found some valid documentation to support most of these expenses. Remember, cocktail napkins are not considered valid documentation for receipt purposes.

With her track record of keeping up with personal expenses, maybe she would qualify for a position with the federal bureaucracy spending other folks bucks.

……………..Mark Holbrook