Something struck me as just not quite right about a celebratory email I saw that Board of Equalization candidate Diane Harkey sent out to supporters on Wednesday morning. The header proclaimed “We Won…Big!”.
While Harkey made it into the November General election to face Democrat Nader Shahatit, she hardly won, much less, big.
Harkey’s unequivocal claim to supporters reveals her obvious difficulty in understanding basic arithmetic. That’s a problem for someone who wants to manage the states tax administration agency. By no measure is coming in second place winning by a wide margin. Maybe she meant to say that she made it into the general election by a wide margin over her losing opponents, but that’s not what she said.
Whether challenged by a basic understanding of math or English, Harkey simply does not seem to be someone with the competence to as she says “turn this state around“. At best, she would send us backwards.