This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

While I’ve been out of town, I missed the brou-ha-ha with the Port of Seattle audit. Certainly the fact that the Port’s employees refused to sign statements as to the veracity of the findings is troubling. And the fact that they stymied the auditor at every turn should likewise give us pause. It’s the kind of behavior we’ve come to expect from the Bush Administration.

Once again, this is why creating a regional transportation authority is a bad idea. Such an agency would be like the Port on steroids. And then we’d have to elect George Mitchell as State Auditor.