Zoeller praised her as "a very passionate advocate."Contrast Zoeller's response to Pence's response to Murray:
When asked to name one of Zoeller's strengths during a separate interview in her office looking out from a high floor of the Indiana Square tower in Downtown Indianapolis, however, Pence paused -- then said she couldn't think of one.
"My talent has been honed over 34 years. . . . I don't think spending eight years with the attorney general's office signing contracts and writing advisory opinions qualifies you to be attorney general."
Couldn't she even muster a "he's a nice guy" answer or respond without talking about herself? That response says so much about Pence. Whenever she's in a room full of lawyers, she always sees herself as the smartest and best one in the room. And if you don't believe that, she'll tell you. Her goal is not simply to win a case but to completely annihilate the opposing party in the process. Her "win-at-all" costs strategy can be very dangerous when it comes to prosecuting our laws. Pence is no doubt more qualified to step into a courtroom and try a case, but that isn't what our state's attorney general does. As Zoeller points out in the interview, she basically wants to do the job assigned to county prosecutors. Unlike other states, Indiana's attorney general is not a constitutional office and, statutorily, the powers of the office are more limited than what you find in many other states.