October 14, 2010

There's More Than One Way To Have A Big Ass

Premise #1
Mrs. Obama is an attorney; at one time she was licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.
Premise #2
Over the past ten years or so, Mrs. Obama has helped her husband run in several elections; these campaigns took place in Illinois as well as other states.
Premise #3
Given the preceeding premises, Mrs. Obama must be familar with Illinois campaign regulations.
Premise #4
It is against Illinois law, as well as being illegal in most of the 57 States, to campaign in a polling place.

If these Premises are true, then why did I read the following headline on Drudge?

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."

In roughneck, downstate NY parlance, it takes someone with a huge case of the ass to possess the first three premises and still manage to squat on the 4th. We are utterly abashed, appalled, flabbergasted.

This is ass that sweeps out the cash register aisle at Super Wal-Mart on Black Friday. This is ass around which other asses orbit. This is ass that defies the laws of physics. This is a Singularity of Ass.

Mrs. Obama, you have managed to burrow underneath even our incredibly low expectations.


The_Kid said...

Aw, C'mon Sig, they don't know any better !

sig94 said...

Kid- It's like a dog that keeps crapping on the carpet. You know it's going to do it, you can almost predict when it's going to do it, but you still want to slap it every time it does.

Anonymous said...

Rules are for the working classes.

Anonymous said...

Illinois election-place regulations are as legitimate as Illinois elections.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, Nick, she was talking to voters. What was she doing ... conducting a seance?

Anonymous said...

Come to think of it, if they were dead then there would be no violation.

Quite Rightly said...

No violation--unless they voted.

Rhod said...
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JN Kish said...

It became "OK" to lie under Clinton.

Now, under Obama, it appears "OK" to break election laws and intimidate voters.

This sequence seems "progressive" in nature.

Am I the only one reminded of the Panther case?

Adams: Lawless Civil Rights Division Dismissed Black Panthers Case

sig94 said...

Kish - that is what is so galling about this. We might as well give this fool a crown of ostrich feathers and drape a leopard skin over his shoulders. This is how a President For Life and his royal family behaves. Rules and regulations are for the little people. They are beyond such trival matters. He would be perfect as a plenary potentate in some dusty, rat-infested, third world dung heap. He could have a prime minister to do all the real work while he "rules."

sig94 said...

QR - read the story. She went in there to VOTE. Ergo - people were voting there.

Rhod said...

Brilliant, Sig.

Toaster 802 said...

Rules for thee but not for me.

Soon, the serfs are going to start getting real uppity. What then, Marie Obamanette?

sig94 said...

Toaster - let them eat homegrown arugula. And we'll tax everything else.