Who cares about auditors?

Just been pointed at this lovely bit of politics by “friend: Jason” that’s going on in my former state of Washington. Seems that the Republican party didn’t look closely enough at the history of a “Will Baker” when they threw him in as candidate for State Auditor.

“Baker is described by his hometown paper, The News Tribune, as “a roadside flower salesman with a history of annoying elected officials.” Since 1992, he’s been booked into the Pierce County Jail 19 times, said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Detective Ed Troyer. “

And this quote is just great: “We are stuck with him,” said Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance. “It’s somewhat embarrassing. We should have been more thorough in checking him out.”
More here.