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  • commonsense4 Nov 7, 11:49 a.m.

    This lady has some serious mental issues!

  • kbird Nov 6, 3:12 p.m.

    I don't like this woman and I voted against her because I don't like her and I don't trust her. I am a republican but I will not vote for a snake in the grass!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 6, 1:26 p.m.

    When the Nazis were coming to power in Germany in the early 30s they convinced the public that the 'liberal' press was out to get them and lied about them. Then when the press tried to print to truth about Hitler, the public refused to believe it. Sounds like our radical rightes are up to the same ole tricks.

  • Blues Man Z Nov 6, 1:13 p.m.

    HadEnough, maybe she is renting now. She and her ex sold 505 Nantucket in Cary back in August.

  • HadEnough Nov 6, 12:31 p.m.

    What baffles me about this burglary is the amount of value yet according to Wake county property records, I do not see where she or her and her husband owned a home. Could they be "Travelers"?

  • whatelseisnew Nov 6, 12:14 p.m.

    "It will make the Johnny Edwards days look mild."

    Johnny being the Dem got away with a lot. The media does not go after lefties the same way they go after righties. Besides, what John did is a badge of honor for the typical Democrat.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 6, 12:12 p.m.

    "On a positive note, if Ms. Goldman wins the coming months should be highly entertaining."

    I did not vote for her and I hope she does not win. It does not seem very likely. She will garner most votes from straight party voters. Hopefully there are enough of us that do not use that foolish voting method to keep her out.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 6, 12:11 p.m.

    "congrats to the voters who supported Johnny and Goldie on the WCPSS Board - see what you have created?"

    I did not vote for Goldman. Unfortunately these are district seats and they should be county wide seats. Goldman was in fact bad news as she upset the applecart in the initial reassignment plans that were sorely needed. Sadly the voters placed the extremists back in control. They have been in control a very very long time, and for two short years we had a tiny window of improvement. Now it is back to the extremist agenda. Yep keep placing the school board in the hands of people that have been destroying the system for decades.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 6, 11:23 a.m.

    On a positive note, if Ms. Goldman wins the coming months should be highly entertaining. The N & O will sell lots of papers. They may even move the shenanigans at UNC Athletic Dept to teh back burner. And we can look forward to tales of sexual escapades and fraud! It will make the Johnny Edwards days look mild.

  • Scubagirl Nov 6, 10:46 a.m.

    "She had 100k in jewelry, 10k in gold coins and 20k in cash. Her keys were stolen or lost and she didnt have the locks changed. How can you explain that? "

    Oh, I CAN explain it, but WRAL won't print it.

  • tired2 Nov 6, 10:42 a.m.

    I hope Goldman, Tedecso and McCrory all win. NC and Wake County have gone downhill and this will complete the slide. I miss friends but will not miss this garbage - congrats to the voters who supported Johnny and Goldie on the WCPSS Board - see what you have created???

  • Whosays Nov 6, 10:31 a.m.

    I think she would have been better off to keep her mouth shut, she just mired herself deeper in the dung.

  • Whosays Nov 6, 10:25 a.m.

    Yeah point fingers that is the way to get the attention off yourself, pitiful.

  • samr Nov 6, 10:08 a.m.

    Just voted and was happy to see that (based on the time they took) no one seemed to be voting the straight party ticket. That is not to say that some folks didn't vote for either all Reps or dems but at least they were taking the time to look at each race.

    Also, the electioneers were cordial to voters and to each other. (Powell Drive in raleigh)

  • gnewsome1 Nov 6, 9:16 a.m.

    "media to focus on her campaign" Good luck with that one. The media cannot do what they don't know how to do.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 6, 9:10 a.m.

    I knew someone like her at work, she dug around , asked a lot of questions, but didn't have any answers because she didn't know anything. Was a waste for several years before her Manager was fired then her.

  • Blues Man Z Nov 6, 8:25 a.m.

    Let Debra Goldman be an inspiration to those who were afraid to cross party lines.
    Let Debra Goldman be an inspiration to those who have no qualifications whatsoever to run for public office should you choose to do so.

  • silkesmom Nov 5, 7:34 p.m.

    Watch your "straight party" selections, Repubs. You will be voting for her unless you actively "cross over" and vote otherwise on her race.

  • superman Nov 5, 7:17 p.m.

    She had 100k in jewelry, 10k in gold coins and 20k in cash. Her keys were stolen or lost and she didnt have the locks changed. How can you explain that? Malone is married and running for state office. It is unlikely that he would admit to an affair that didnt happen. If you want to judge a conversation--all parties need to be told it is recorded. Her tatics are petty and childist.

  • WingMaster Nov 5, 6:59 p.m.

    Debra Goldman doesn't even own property in Wake County - why is she on the board? Why is she running for Auditor when she steals money from her husband and children?

  • offthegrid7165 Nov 5, 6:57 p.m.

    First of all, she has ZERO credentials to be State Auditor. One would think a modicum of qualification would be in order for this job. Second, even Margiotta says she is unstable!!! Wow!!! That is pretty damning.... exteacher

    Exactly ex! When one nut job says the other nut job... is unstable... you best take it to heart...

  • TOMMYG Nov 5, 6:57 p.m.

    No qualifications for the job, questionable personal life...how did she ever become the candidate?
    Any third grade student would do a better job!

  • WingMaster Nov 5, 6:49 p.m.

    Why is she not being investigated for insurance fraud? There was no robbery and she needs to be put in jail

  • iron fist Nov 5, 6:33 p.m.

    Marty King its not just the ladies on the Wake schoold board the so called men are as bad or worse.

  • exteacher Nov 5, 6:19 p.m.

    First of all, she has ZERO credentials to be State Auditor. One would think a modicum of qualification would be in order for this job.
    Second, even Margiotta says she is unstable!!! Wow!!! That is pretty damning....

  • yellow_hat Nov 5, 6:12 p.m.

    I love this little tidbit from her website - "
    "Is there any wonder that the public needs a new warrior for responsibility and accountability?"

    hahaha - how rich is that?

  • Marty King Nov 5, 5:48 p.m.

    This is why the ladies never get my vote... I would never hire one either because they are so unpredictable and let emotions get in the way of the task at hand.

  • free2bme Nov 5, 5:31 p.m.

    Even if some vote straight Republican, she still is not going to win because it still will not be enough to carry the majority. Already more Dems have voted than Republicans. None of the Republicans I know have voted for her any way. I don't think the few that are not knowledgeable enough to know what they are doing and vote for her out of ignorance are enough to win the election.

  • kidsrn Nov 5, 5:27 p.m.

    Hence, the exact reason I did not vote straight party ticket. She does not appear qualified to me and all of this other mess just does not paint a good picture of her. I don't understand how she is running for State Auditor and yet is not a CPA nor does she have a finance background.

    It seems to me she needs to focus on her personal life and children and getting all of them through this contentious divorce. JMO.

  • iron fist Nov 5, 5:12 p.m.

    Wake county voters should vote them all out of office starting with Tedesco

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 5, 4:58 p.m.

    I think what Ms. Goldman is saying is, 'don't look at who I am, look at who I want you to think I am.' I can't believe anyone can be taken in by her.

  • samr Nov 5, 4:55 p.m.

    I find it funny that some people are more upset at the media for reporting it than they are at the GOP for putting up such an unqualified candidate. That is where my disgust is directed. I would rather have two viable candidates to choose from in any election but it is as if the GOP conceded this office to Wood by letting Goldman avoid a runoff for the nomination. As in sports, you still have to play the game and stranger things have happened but lets hope not.

  • bhenderson Nov 5, 4:40 p.m.

    I think that there is a reason that Debra Goldman never gives past places of employment except for the volunteer fire dept. I think that there is a reason. She probably created a mess there, just like she creates here, and was fired.

  • corey3rd Nov 5, 4:40 p.m.

    Art Pope Puppet People are trying to move up the food chain without doing anything of real worth on their resume. Millionaire's puppets with not a care in the world.

  • sbr1963 Nov 5, 4:35 p.m.

    She is one Republican I will not be voting for. She has too much turmoil going on in her personal life to concentrate on the job of State Auditor.

  • Hscitizen Nov 5, 4:27 p.m.

    Is this really the best the Rep party has to offer? Goldman, Malone and Tedesco? They could care less about helping our kids in my opinion. Too busy with creating drama, running for hire office while already holding an elected position. How about concentrating on that? So disgusted. Goldman needs to resign and get her stories straight. Malone and Tedesco need to man up!

  • workerbee Nov 5, 4:21 p.m.

    Ignore the women behind the curtain.....
    Not likely.

  • LucaBrasi Nov 5, 4:20 p.m.

    Isn't this the person who's vote turn the Wake school board on its head? You just lost my vote...

  • NiceNSmooth Nov 5, 4:13 p.m.

    The News & Fishwrap and WRAL can always be relied upon to carry water for the liberal agenda. Keep throwing mud until something sticks eh comrades?

    so are you saying she did not file policy reports accusing Malone of stealing 130k from her home? or accusing Sutton of telling her to shut the blank up? or calling the police several times to her home? or possibly having or not having an affair with another school board member? recorded secret conversations with other school board members?

    Is it mud if it is all true?

  • ncwolf08 Nov 5, 4:04 p.m.

    ifcdirector..."Beth Wood cannot even do her own taxes on time"...

    Yeah, but I bet she doesn't give false police reports either...

  • wakemom Nov 5, 4:00 p.m.

    where are the stories of the people in NY mad how obama has left them in the cold! .... or Bengazi and how the parents of the dead say Obama has lied to them.
    bombayrunner

    how has obama left people in the cold? some of you make no sense!

  • riverangela Nov 5, 3:48 p.m.

    My mom is having vision problems and has decided to vote a straight Rep ticket tomorrow. That's one sorry vote for Goldman. Hope it's the only one!

  • ifcdirector Nov 5, 3:36 p.m.

    The News & Fishwrap and WRAL can always be relied upon to carry water for the liberal agenda. Keep throwing mud until something sticks eh comrades? Beth Wood cannot even do her own taxes on time. How does that reflect on her office?

  • NeverSurrender Nov 5, 3:23 p.m.

    "If removing this option meant people would actually do a little research and vote for the best candidate then it would be a worthwhile idea."

    ---

    Unfortunately, the only qualifications to vote are being 18 or older, satisfying residency requirements in the precinct where one is to vote, and demonstrating an ability to fog a mirror.

    Much as I would love to introduce a competency hearing or voir dire process where someone has to establish at least a minimum amount of awareness about our political system and the political issues and candidates on offer before being allowed to vote, I'm afraid it would not be allowed to stand due to the Constitution.

    Sadly, I'd be surprised if even half of the CANDIDATES on offer have any real awareness of the political issues beyond the talking points of donkey vs. elephant.

    Does it surprise that a likewise ignorant electorate can't be bothered to discuss the problems our country faces intelligently nor have a hope to trying to solve them?

  • ncguy Nov 5, 3:23 p.m.

    Debra Goldman is a mess and has no business in any political office.

  • i4musicalarts Nov 5, 3:19 p.m.

    "where are the stories of the people in NY mad how obama has left them in the cold! .... or Bengazi and how the parents of the dead say Obama has lied to theM"

    Have you tried one of the networks, say, Faux News? As a couple of folks might have noticed, WRAL is a local TV station in the Capitol City, not a national network with reporters routinely stationed in the Tri-State area and other national markets.

  • samr Nov 5, 3:14 p.m.

    I love the last quote -- "I don't play games."

    Funny because it seems that it is exactly what she does along with thinking the rest of us most be complete fools to buy what she is selling.

  • Marty King Nov 5, 3:10 p.m.

    Anyone who lets their personal life impact her public duty should be fired.

  • Tawny Nov 5, 3:04 p.m.

    @downtownboy. At least, President Clinton had educational credentials and relevant work eperience behind his name eegardless of his personal choices whereas Goldman's work experience and educational background does not prepare her for the State Auditor's position.

  • Tawny Nov 5, 2:58 p.m.

    @Tomlin.... Beth Wood is a Certified Public Accountant, and has "actual" auditing and accounting experience.

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