Sandra Thomas spent the entire primary season telling potential voters the difference between her and her four opponents was that she was a CPA and they were politicians.
Now that she is facing a CPA, Democratic nominee Susan Montee, in the November election, apparently Ms. Thomas and her handlers are going to play politics.
Check out this excerpt from KY3 News Blog:
Thomas campaign manager Ryan Johnson says basic political philosophy will be key. "I think you will notice distinct difference in their basic political philosophy. For instance, Sandra Thomas is a fiscal and social conservative whereas Ms. Montee is much more liberal on fiscal and social issues," Johnson said.
The conceit of Ms. Thomas' campaign is this "I am not a politician" nonsense. She is a politician and even her position saying she wasn't one was just another example of playing the political game. (The same theme was used quite effectively in Jasper County by presiding commissioner nominee John Bartosh.)
Perhaps one reason for Ms. Thomas' change in strategy is the knowledge that Ms. Montee does not have a county that has misplaced $195,000.
All of a sudden, politics seems to be popular again.
I just came across this update from the Platte County Landmark. The $195,000 has reportedly been found, but the resolution does not say much for Sandra Thomas' ability as a county auditor.