Sen. Lugar, who has been serving Indiana in Washington, D.C. since Noah got off the ark, was told by the Marion County Election Board today that he is ineligible to vote in Indiana because he doesn’t have a residence in the county. The vote was along party lines. This will probably be overturned in the courts but for the time being, it makes for amusing political theater.If a court were to overturn the Marion Co. Election Board, the people just might rise up in revolt against their own government, particularly after the ordeal Secretary of State Charlie White has endured with the blessing of the Indianapolis Star for voting at his ex-wife's home for a several month period while he was in between homes prior to this second marriage, a home he actually slept at night, received mail and where his son lives. Apparently even Varvel thinks Lugar is above the law, pretty much destroying his reputation among his strong conservative following. He should be ashamed of himself, but it's probably the kind of work product he has to put out under the Ryerson regime if he wants to keep his job and not be replaced by a younger, more liberal-minded journalist. Like his colleagues, Varvel has been silent on the Lugar ads blanketing the airwaves that falsely accuse Mourdock of not showing up for work. Yet it's perfectly fine for Lugar to argue that he has been absent from Indiana for 35 years as a legal excuse for registering to vote at Elizabeth Hughes' home. It's his constiutional right so says the Star. Go figure.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Not One of Gary Varvel's Finest Hours
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