McGuiness Rewards Election Fix With A BIG Job

Remember last year when Kathy McGuiness won the election for State Auditor?  Remember all the public smearing of Kathleen Davies that the News Journal unabashedly did?  Remember WHERE they got all that information?  Remember McGuiness won the primary against Davies and Dennis Williams but probably wouldn’t have without the tarnishing of Davies?  Who was the primary force behind Davies ousting?  None other than Andrena Burd.  She was the one who was instrumental in Davies very long leave of absence and subsequent unemployment hearings.  Eventually, Davies was reinstated at the Auditor of Accounts where she currently works.

Not long after the primary, Burd managed to find herself at a cushy auditing job over at Delaware State University where McGuiness just happened to be on their board at the time.  It turns out loyalty is very rewarding for Andrena Burd.  One former employee had A LOT to say about her recent re-hiring at the Auditor of Accounts office.  And for the record, why does Kathleen McGuiness have to make such a big deal with these swearing-in ceremonies?  Is this just practice for her dream to become the Governor of Delaware?  Or does she have her eyes set on an even bigger prize?  In any event, let’s hear what the former AOA employee has to say!

Well, it seems Ms. Burd has landed back in the AOA and with a promotion at that.  All the other folks have left because of the stuff that went down.  But Burd stayed out of the fray till it was over and now McGuiness has hired her back.  Hmm… Probably to work on getting Davies fired again.  Burd is bagging and boasting.

Burd, who was discredited by the Unemployment Insurance officer and the MERB did not seem to faze McGimick too much.  After her testimony that she thought Davies violated standards it turned out as a complete embarrassment for Burd as she did not know as much as she portrayed.  She has no morals or ethics.

How much does McGimick owe Burd for getting her elected to the AOA?  A new position?  A promotion?  And this happened after Tammy Smith left the office.  Burd would probably have not gotten that position if Smith did not leave.  Burd set up Smith, Tatman, Judy, and others.  Glad I got out in time!!!  She got promoted while all others left.  A pretty good assessment of the situation.

How many individuals have left since McGuiness took over?  Quite a few and more to follow.

As for McGuiness’ campaign promise of more transparency coming from the Auditor of Accounts office, it seems she is the sole force on the office’s website.  Even under former State Auditor Tom Wagner you could see other names on there.  But this is McG’s show and it always has been.  I have yet to see ANY investigative audits coming out of the office but this doesn’t shock me.  I’ve heard tales of some crazy stuff going on there that would make the office seem as corrupt as ever but that is a story for another day.

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Kathy McGuiness Sworn-In As State Auditor Today

At the Old State House in Dover today, Kathy McGuiness was sworn-in as the first female Delaware State Auditor.  With a packed room, many other Delaware public officials attended the ceremony along with McGuiness’ family and friends.

Other legislators and public officials in attendance were Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, soon-to-be sworn in State Senator Trey Paradee, Lieutent Governor Bethany Hall-Long, new State Representative Kendra Johnson, and new State Senator Darius Brown.

Former Delaware Governor Jack Markell gave opening remarks.

After that, McGuiness was officially sworn in by retired Superior Court Judge Susan Del Pesco.

McGuiness gave her own remarks for about six minutes but unfortunately the file was too big to download from my phone.  She did say she would work hard for the office and her strongest expectation was to herself.  She vowed to do right by the people of Delaware.

After the ceremony, McGuiness graciously walked around the room and thanked every single person for attending.  Including myself.  I shook her hand and said “Congratulations, fresh start.”  She said thank you.

It was odd seeing Jack Markell again.  I can’t remember the last time I saw him.  Jack did not say hello to me but I wasn’t exactly in a position where he could so there is that.