PLEADING IGNORANCE


Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, the only Republican still holding a top spot in the county government,  found himself the subject of criticism for his endorsement of a far right (think Moms For Liberty type) candidate for the Bloomfield Hills school district board of education.  The sheriff lent his name to candidate Lauren Wilson, who proudly strutted the endorsement during her unsuccessful run for a seat at the local board of ed table. Bouchard’s backing became the topic of Twitter where one participant claimed she called the sheriff to question his thinking with the Wilson support. Supposedly Bouchard admitted that he had not vetted the candidate but said she was the sister of one of his deputies so when asked, he agreed that his name could be used. Wonder what the logic was of other GOP officials who showed up on Wilson’s campaign website – Republican county commissioners Chuck Moss (Birmingham/Bloomfield), Christine Long (Commerce), and Mike Gingell (northern reaches of the county), as well as Lena Epstein, queen of election losses.

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