Say you are getting ready for the biggest day of your life-- something you’ve been working towards for years. You are throwing a party. You get to pick the person who introduces you to the world in your new role. Do you pick a guy who is best known for pleading guilty to campaign finance violations while in office and spending 34 months of a 48 month term facing impeachment before narrowly escaping? No? Well, that may be why you aren’t about to be chief of the Cherokee Nation and Bill John Baker is!
When Baker said David Walters was introducing him, we were thinking maybe there was a respected Cherokee elder somewhere out there also named David Walters that he was bringing in. But nope. It’s this guy…
|Former OK Governor David Walters|
Certainly David Walters isn’t the worst guy in the world, but he is a walking scandal. His election campaign was so crooked it resulted in 20 indictments, including his own. He was personally charged with eight felonies but got out of them by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.
|Right to left: State Rep. Anastasia Pittman (OKC), David Walters, Kalyn Free|
Walters has made a comeback. After all, he was a big shot for Barack Obama at his presidential convention three years ago. If you don’t believe us, just ask the "barackopedia."
Tell us what you think. Does having a non-Cherokee scandal magnet headlining your inauguration seem like a smart move to you?