Little Scottie’s mom is having an identity crisis.
She’s been Carole Keeton, Carole Keeton McClellan, Carole Keeton Rylander and Carole Keeton Strayhorn.
But the thrice-married, onetime school teacher, Austin mayor and (for seven years now) Texas state comptroller has never been Carole Strahorn until her declaration of intent to run as an independent for governor was filed, that is.
“Our office cannot recall a situation when a candidate misspelled their name on the top portion of the form and the affidavit itself, so we are currently looking into the situation,” said Scott Haywood, spokesman for the agency, which oversees state elections.
Strayhorn’s campaign manager, Brad McClellan, chuckled — even before being asked if Strayhorn might earmark campaign dollars to buy back a vowel. McClellan said Strayhorn “is a candidate for governor. We’re going to get to the bottom of this ‘y’ mystery.”