Republicans are making the usual denials that Wilson bought his job with campaign cash, but they're just trying to outdo each other in our next "Whopper of the Month" contest. Republicans promised a new and open process to select the constitutional officers. (Let the sunshine in!) And they required all kinds of disclosures from the candidates. But as Theo Emery points out in his story, nobody asked about campaign contributions, the elephant in the room. Wilson's legal bribery was so audacious he even recorded his occupation prematurely as state comptroller on the form for one donation. He knew what he was buying.Update: GOP flack Bill Hobbs responds in an email to Pith in the Wind. "A Republican donating to Republican legislators, and filling out the required disclosure forms, is a form of 'bribery,' according to you, but the Democrat incumbent in the job sought by the Republican goes out and campaigns for and raises untold amounts of money for Democrat legislators - that's not?"