I just caught part of the Delaware United forum with the candidates for State Auditor and Attorney General. I heard Kathleen McGuiness babbling about her qualifications. She is NOT a certified accountant. She took some crash course in NY last year to be a “fraud investigator”. She is a pharmacist and a realtor. This would be like putting a crash-course Teach For America teacher as Secretary of Education. She is NOWHERE close to being qualified.
I understand the Speaker of the House, Pete Schwartzkopf, wants her. As well as other legislators who seem to think she would be the best. They aren’t basing that decision on any amount of qualification for the office but because Pete wants her. Because they are friends. It is Delaware politics at its worst!
For this office, we need someone who is qualified. We could argue whether that would be Kathleen Davies or Dennis Williams. For my money, I’m going with Davies. She worked in the Auditor’s office. She knows exactly what to do and how to do it. There would not be a “learning curve” that McGuiness would stumble through. Williams tends to tick off a lot of people. I agree the Auditor’s office should be independent of political party. But Williams already has a ton of burnt bridges which would not be helpful in getting things done.
Yes, there is a cloud with Davies. Why was she put on leave by Tom Wagner? I still firmly believe that was due to someone wanting her to shut up. I have never bought the bogus News Journal article from 2016 suggesting she was inappropriately reimbursing herself for travel expenses. I believe whatever happened was cooked up, kind of like McGuiness’ auditor campaign over the past year. I believe we will find out in due time what happened and I also believe it will come out that something was cooked up. Davies for State Auditor by a landslide!
If you really want to learn about Kathy McGuiness, just Google “Kathy McGuiness” and “Delaware Liberal” to get the scoop. There is plenty of stuff in there to keep you reading for hours!