After promising to seek Clean Election funds, and then failing to collect enough initial contributions to have a shot at qualifying, Green party gubernatorial candidate Lynne Williams has now announced that she "will not use taxpayer funds" for her campaign. Cloaked in objections to the recent changes to the campaign, the message sounds like just about any other politician facing troubles and refusing to admit them honestly.
The Greens pretend to hold themselves to a higher standard. We're sorry to see that standard fall, and wonder what it means for the party. We wonder less what it means for Williams, whose campaign is in debt even now.