FIRST LADY CAMPAIGNS INSIDE POLLING PLACE
Thu Oct 14 2010 16:19:25 ET
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.”
And for those who don’t get it, it’s about the 10-page Arizona illegal immigration law (S.B. 1070), which nobody’s read yet they ALL know EXACTLY how it will be applied. Then you have the 2,000+ page Healthcare Bill along with the 2,000+ page Financial Reform Bill, both of which these same geniuses have NO idea how they will affect us, and we won’t know until they take effect, but swear both bills will be good for us once we find out what’s in ‘em. Yeah. Okay.
Hey Pelosi and Dodd…can’t you just be nice and stop being such smartasses all the time?
Sarah appeared on Sean’s show to discuss all the hot topics of today. Partial transcript from the Fox News website:
HANNITY:Governor, I — all these women yesterday, many of whom you endorsed, were very successful. How do you interpret the results of yesterday?
PALIN: Yes, I heard you list some of them, including there, too, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, some of the gubernatorial candidates.
You know, these are just good patriots who are willing to put it all on the line and get our country and our states back on the right track economically and militarily. They just use common sense and they know the Constitution, they want to protect the Constitution. We’re lucky to have them as candidates.
It certainly doesn’t have anything to do with my endorsement, to tell you the truth. Because, truly, like John Wooden said, it doesn’t matter who is right, it matters what is right. And what is right is the message that they have to get our country back on the right track.
And Americans are craving that. We’re sick of the big government, Obama-touch on this country and we’re going to do something about it.
This is just beyond the realm of insanity. Recently, an 80-year-old Chicago resident, who is a Korean War veteran, shot back at a home intruder. The robber missed, but the homeowner did not, and apparently Mayor Daley is still not saying whether or not the homeowner will face charges for killing the intruder.
Daley seems to be the one whose understanding is a bit foggy. Perhaps he was confused about the question, but when asked “with what can 80-year-old man who walks with a cane best protect himself and his family from a young, fit, armed home invader (and career criminal), who has already illustrated his ruthlessness by firing twice?” a gun most certainly is the answer.
No wonder the idiots who moved to Washington D.C. have contaminated an already filthy, toxic gene pool there with all the slime from the Chicago political machine.
Yesterday Beck hit it out with the park regarding the left’s lack of balance when reporting on the pro-illegal immigration rallies and the tea parties. We now have race pimp Al Sharpton involved, comparisons of the AZ law’s advocates to Nazis, Bill Clinton’s pseudo-defense of the WTO anarchists vs. his treatment of tea partiers, and the list just goes on and on.
I, like Glenn, wonder why so much fuss is being made about what’s going on in AZ when government officials in Illinois are asking for the National Guard to come help fight crime in Chicago. Which police state does the left prefer? Only the one that doesn’t sully their political points? Why is no one else talking about how bad the crime rate is in Chicago? Well, they don’t talk about Phoenix’s much either, but why is enforcing one more popular than the other? In both cases the majority of the offenders are minorities, so why is one more acceptable than the other? Why is one effort to enforce laws at the state level a RAAAAACCIST thing, yet the other is a TRUE “police state,” calling for military to perform local law enforcement duties?