What was Claire McCaskill Thinking?!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 and is filed under Blog

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Seriously, what was she thinking? In the day and age of the 24/7 news cycle, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc., did Claire McCaskill make a mistake or think she could get away with 1) charging taxpayers for use of her own private plane and 2) not paying property taxes on said plane?

I confess, this one is a stunner, especially from someone who runs around talking about government accountability and transparency. Evidently that was all lip service. Some will say this story is far enough out from the election cycle that she’ll be okay. I think, however, this is the beginning of the end. This story alone ends her career. And who is to say that there are not others like this waiting to come out?

Bottom line: the Republican Senate primary in Missouri between Congressman Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman and Ed Martin just got really interesting. The winner of that will be the new U.S. Senator from Missouri.