The earmuffed crusader is exactly what Illinois doesn't need this year: a blow-hard selfie specialist who is a lightweight when it comes to getting things back on track.
In fact, the Quincy Herald-Whig this weekend called out Mike Frerichs for not having any *real* ideas to bring to the Treasurer's office and proposing an audit - which is ALREADY done in the office:
Frerichs has been a member of the state Senate for eight years and was previously the Champaign County auditor. He wants to conduct an audit of the treasurer's office and put an end to "cronyism and corruption" among those he supervises.
While those may be worthy goals, audits of all state offices are conducted periodically, and as a constitutional officer, Frerichs or anyone else would have the power to safeguard against wrong-doing by those under his supervision.That earmuffed crusader is Mike Frerichs - candidate for Illinois Treasurer. You can find out more about the adventures of The Gaffeman at http://www.gaffeman.com/.