If you are a woman working in a high-powered job, you should think like your husband. Actually, your husband illegally shares privileged information at home because he wants you to think like him. This is what Governor Perdue’s lawyer John Wallace has made clear to Kim Strach.
Deputy Election Director Kim Strach is under fire for the “unavoidable conflict of interest” between herself and her husband, Phil Strach, previous general counsel for the state’s GOP. The adversity surrounds the election officials’ investigation into Perdue’s, until recently, unreported airplane flights.
Strach, however, is not new to investigating finance reforms and her impeccable record shows it. Strach’s first investigation proved that former Governor Mike Easley’s airplane flights went unreported on his campaign finance forms. Not to mention she led investigations leading to the imprisonment of former House Speaker Jim Black and state Representative Thomas Wright. Yet, when Strach investigates the current Governor, she is not able to move past an “unavoidable conflict of interest.”
I find it very hard to believe that North Carolina’s first female governor is not standing up for the free mind of another working woman. Unless, of course, Perdue has something to hide.
The claim that a professionally faultless woman is led and influenced by her husband’s views demonstrates the inane leadership that is currently running our state. The fact that our female governor is not speaking up for Strach’s ability to think outside of her husband’s opinions only proves the point.
If every working woman is assumed to be at the behest of her husband, then what is the point? It would be better for Strach to stay home. Yet, where are feminist advocates on this one? Not saying anything.
And I hear nothing from Perdue.
Meanwhile, the investigation—which previously linked a former governor to the same alleged offense—falls flat and Strach is most likely “re-assigned” to a paper-filing job.