McCaskill's Missteps Damage Her Image

By Kansas City Star, Kansas City Star - March 24, 2011

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a driving force for rooting out waste and fraud to protect American taxpayers, just tripped on Politics 101: Make darn sure you pay your own taxes correctly. She apologized this week for failing to pay several years of personal property taxes owed on a private plane.

In her decades of highly effective public service, the former Jackson County prosecutor and Missouri state auditor has always stood up for accountability, for a definitive right and wrong. She’s developed a national reputation for opposing and uncovering corruption.

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