Saturday, October 16, 2010

Well, she IS above the law, you know.

First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!
The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote.
After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key.
She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos.
"She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said.
According to a pool reporter from the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES at the scene, the conversation took place INSIDE the voting center, not far from the booths.

Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a) -- states: "No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place [or] within 100 feet of any polling place."

A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT that Mrs. Obama -- a Harvard-educated lawyer -- may have simply been ignorant of the law and thus violated it unintentionally.
"You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ELECTIONEERING
When questioned about the brazen nature of Mrs. Obama's campaigning, press secretary Robert Gibbs defended the action.
"I don't think it would be much to imagine, the First Lady might support her husband's agenda," Gibbs smiled.

Stolen from the Drudge Report

5 comments:

Ramon said...

I saw this the same place yesterday & it completely pissed me off. However, you got to admit there was several bits of truth in it. Such as:
"Mrs. Obama -- a Harvard-educated lawyer -- may have simply been IGNORANT.. "
...and probably doesn't know what she's doing.."

LC Aggie Sith said...

"I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."

But yet, she was a lawyer...gotta wonder why she volunteered to give up her license.

Tattoo Jim said...

I gotta say... I'm really getting fucking sick and tired of hearing about professional politicians... around the Norfolk, Va. area, the Democrats are saying "shame, shame" on the Republican who wants the Senate seat... seems he's a business man (car dealerships) who was able to cash in on the Cash-For-Clunkers to the tune of $400K and the Dems are saying "he's taking our tax dollars"... WTF??? The Dems are the one's who put that shit into effect, aren't they??? Didn't they vote it in??? Now they're saying the Republican candidate is a hypocrite for being a good business man??? If the Democratic incumbent had been in the same business, he wouldn't have taken the same deal??? Apparently if you're good a making money in the private sector, you'd make a terrible Democrat and a worse politician... ah, Fuck 'em all! I'm looking at my absentee ballot and wondering... not much of a real choice. I feel like voting for "NONE OF THE ABOVE"!!!!

RichardR said...

Here's a long distance Budweiser for TJ!!!!!

rpm2day said...

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse"
I've heard that one once or twice. VOTE THEM OUT!