Friday, December 30, 2011

Senatorial Privilege

If Secretary of State Charlie White were only U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R), his fortunes this year would have been a whole lot different. Lugar and his wife, Charlene, are permitted to cast votes and register their automobiles with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at an address at which neither of them has resided since 1978. A Marion Co. circuit court judge has ordered White removed from office and a special prosecutor has charged him with seven felony counts for using as his registered voting address the home of his former wife where he lived prior to his divorce for a several month period before he moved into the residence he shares with his current wife. It is truly amazing how Gov. Mitch Daniels, the entire political establishment and the news media can disparage White endlessly and make him out to be a loathsome felon for doing something tens of thousands of Hoosier voters in between residences do every year. Being a senator certainly has its privileges for guys like Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh.

Hat tip to Welcome To My Tea Party.


Marycatherine Barton said...

Yes, thanks to "Welcome to my Tea Party". Richard Lugar vs the Tea Party is going on.

Hoosier in the Heartland said...

Major difference: White holds the office that's supposed to uphold the election laws.

Seems like, at a minimum, he should abide by them himself.

interestedparty said...

I never thought about this before: who owns "mail" -- the receiver (or addressee), the sender, or once it's in the "system" the postal service?

Gary R. Welsh said...

No elected official in the history of Indiana has been prosecuted for anything remotely as insignificant as what Charlie White is accused of doing. I get from your past comments that you really do hate the man, Hoosier in the Heartland, but we supposedly live in a country where every one is afforded due process of law regardless of how politically unpopular they may be with some people.