Carrollton Mayor’s Questionable Singing Career

Becky Miller, Mayor of Carrollton in Texas, claims that she once sang backup for Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, and was once engaged to Don Henley. Problem is, none of these people have ever heard of her.

She also claims that her brother was killed in Vietnam. However, her father says that her brother is still alive in Maryland and was never in the service.

And Western Kentucky University can't find any record of her attendance, despite her insistence that she was a student there.

Clearly Mayor Miller is developing a bit of a credibility problem, so it's a good thing she's in politics. She should go far. (Thanks, Joe)


Posted on Thu May 08, 2008


Either this woman is Hillary's lesser known twin or a reincarnation of that Jon Lovitz character who was always telling stories and then convincing himself that the story was actually the truth - "Yeah, that's the ticket".
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  07:28 AM
Have you heard about the nut job who's running against her? He's a real crackpot. What an interesting coincidence this all came up just before the elections on Saturday. A friend of mine went to the polls the other day for early voting and this freak recoginized him as a Becky Miller supporter and started screaming at him in front of several people.

Carrollton has come a long way in the last few years, from DART rails being built, bond elections to give us new parks, bike paths and renovated fire stations. By 2010 we'll have bike paths that link most of our parks to the 3 new rail stations. We'll have urban development, lofts, apts, new retail around these centers. The old Furneaux Shopping center has been revitalized. Mayor Becky and our councel have made all that happen.

I guess it's more news worthy to make personal attacks on her and not even mention all the new stuff happening in our town.
Posted by Chris  in  Carrollton  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  08:56 AM
Hmm, so Chris seems to think it's irrelevant that the mayor may be a pathological liar?
He was probably a big Reagan supporter, since Ronnie had the same qualification.

Actually, if you know much about Carrollton, it's entirely appropriate that such a person would be at its helm.

I think her talents are being wasted in a nondescript suburb, though. I think she and the ex-mayor of Alice, Texas (the one who's on trial for stealing her neighbors' dog and telling the owners it died) should run together on the same ticket for governor and Lieutenant Governor, or perhaps for co-queens of the universe.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Old East Dallas, Texas  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  10:48 AM
"Mrs. Miller said her 80-year-old father has Alzheimer's disease and either didn't remember her brother or didn't get the facts right.

"He can't remember tomorrow," she said. "My dad comes in and out of clarity." "

I don't think I have Alzheimer's disease, but I can't remember tomorrow, either, let alone the day after tomorrow.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Old East Dallas, Texas  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  10:56 AM
Actually, I can speak for my self just fine, thanks!

But, Ron Branson, a crazy crackpot who's running against her and threatening her supporters stated publicly that he was out to smear her. He's done it in public before. He warned people that he was putting together some smut, and he did, big surprise.

See the DMN Artcle below.

Carrollton mayoral candidate's encounter with firefighters draws criticism.

I get it that people who know very little about our suburb want to bash a mayor and believe alot of unsubstantiated rumors put out by a buffoon, who's pissed because she got elected over the baby Sen. Kenny Marchant who was supposed to be elected 3 years ago.

I've been to city counsel meetings, I've talked to Mayor Miller and seen how hard she's worked for the city. I've seen her show up for career day at my son's middles school, shown up at neighborhood block parties, fought for the city to try and get past YEARS of anti-business climate from previous mayors and counsels (Vista Ridge was supposed to be in Carrolton, but city counsel at the time wouldn't have it).

Sure, it's fun to poke at our public officials, and believe the worst about them. But really, it's even more fun to watch the media manipulated by some ass. She'll be re-elected, we'll keep trying to improve our city and after this weekend nobody will care.

Have fun out there guys!
Posted by Chris  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  12:33 PM
Go ahead and cast your vote for your wack job of a candidate. She can't stand the scrutiny of what will come after her election.

Stick a fork in her - she's done.
Posted by TBird  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  09:39 PM
"Sure, it's fun to poke at our public officials, and believe the worst about them. But really, it's even more fun to watch the media manipulated by some ass."

You don't address the question of whether she actually told those lies or not.

If she did, why would you want to support such a person?

If she didn't, then just say so.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  02:17 AM
I suspect "Chris" is Mrs. Miller. Remember, she admits to using many false names.
Posted by Nitpicking  in  Long Island, NY  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  05:46 AM
"... I get it that people who know very little about our suburb want to bash a mayor ..."

I lived uncomfortably near your suburb for about 40 years, Chris, and had friends and relatives living there (mostly because in those days it was cheap), and went there myself more times than I care to remember.

By the way, Chris, it's spelled "Council."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Old East Dallas, Texas  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  11:38 AM
Hey, Chris, I liked your spiel better when it was posted over at Wonkette.
Posted by A.Hippo  on  Sat May 10, 2008  at  05:02 PM
Or how you split it up as Jim Davis and Chris at the Dallas Observer and the DMN:

As crobia24 at Pegasus News:

Seriously, Chris/Jim/Pinky, don't you have some Mayoring you should be doing?
Posted by A.Hippo  on  Sat May 10, 2008  at  05:39 PM
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