Monday, May 14, 2007

One Question For Kentucky Treasurer Candidates

As unhelpful as the MSM discussion of the gubernatorial race has been, it has been worse. Instead of arguing about who would set up which new program and how or who is tired of campaigning and just wants to shut down the office, we should ask the candidates to take a look at one thing the office really controls: unclaimed property.

The question: How much is the unclaimed property fund worth?

The first candidate with the correct answer (zero) and a good explanation for why this is so (we already spent it all) might deserve a vote.

This is the "fund" that is supposed to back up the money-losing KAPT program Jonathan Miller keeps yammering about. Retiring Miller won't be a complete victory until we retire some of his lies about this silly thing.