A tiger, a hotdog, a Tootsie Roll and a 90s rapper

By now, we’ve all heard about the odd behavior of Oregon Rep. David Wu in recent months.

Nothing garnered as much attention as this Halloween photo of the congressman in a tiger costume.


The photo was released last month and made headlines across the country.

The photo, while funny (OK, really funny), got us to thinking, “What’s the big deal?”

Here in Clark County, we see plenty of elected officials and public figures embarrassing themselves by dressing up in costumes.

For example, here’s our mayor, Tim Leavitt, dressed in “Hammer pants,” oversized gold bling and aviator shades.


The getup was for Leavitt’s performance in “Dancing with the Local Stars” last fall. Leavitt and about 10 others danced to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.”

And here’s a mayor to the north, Battle Ground’s Mike Ciraulo, dressed as a caffeine-fueled hotdog.


Ciraulo was helping Battle Ground High School seniors raise money for their grad night party.

Last but not least, here’s Clark College President Bob Knight in a Tootsie Roll costume and Vancouver businessman Rick Takach in a Sugar Daddy outfit.


The pair served as co-auctioneers at the Clark County Historical Society and Museum’s Chocolate Extravaganza. The event raised more than $22,000 for museum operations.

Say what you want about Wu, he was clearly in a Halloween costume.

For Leavitt, it could be just another Saturday night on the town.

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