Can Anyone Follow The Damned

Can Anyone Follow The Damned Law?

This is not the same as the direct manipulation by the Dems in NJ, but this is just as damned infuriating:

Katherine Harris, the states Chief Election Officer, stepped down as Secretary of State to comply with Florida law after discovering that she had made a procedural mistake. Florida’s resign-to-run law requires candidates to file a letter stating their intent to resign immediately when he/she qualifies to run for another office. If candidates don’t do so, state law says they must resign immediately. When Harris qualified to run for the 13th Congressional District, the letter should have been filed that day.

You know what? I think I am just gonna go out and shoot up some drugs, beat some people, rob some stores, and then drive home drunk. Why? Cuz I can. The law in the United States apparently means nothing.

*** Update ***

Reader P.S. from Kent, WA, writes this:

“Regarding your claim today about the former Florida Sec’y of State: First, you’ve got the law wrong (but, almost everyone else does too). This peculiar law requires a current state officeholder who chooses to run for a different office (rather than run for re-election to his/current one) to resign immediately upon filing for the new position.

UNLESS, that person files a piece of paper notifying potential candidates for the office currently held, that, in effect, there will be no incumbent running for re-election. If that paper is filed on time, then the incumbent can continue in his/her office until the term expires, all the while campaigning for the new office to which he/she aspires.

Again, this is a peculiar law, that as far as I know is unique to Florida. However, Katherine Harris quite logically concluded it was moot in her case. Because the Sec’y of State position was abolished as an elective office. It is now an appointive office, thus there is no one to notify about an incumbent-free position available for which to run.

Interestingly, the Democrat state Attorney General Bob Butterworth also concluded this law didn’t apply to him, because he was term-limited and could not run for re-election. I don’t find his argument as strong as Harris’s.

But, Harris, when challenged about it, resigned the position. Contrast that with the conduct of the Democrats in New Jersey!

Further, I’ve heard this bandied about by recipients of DNC Talking Points Memoes (no doubt written by James Carville), including Alan Combs on FOX, that this has something to do with Harris’s eligibility to run for Congress. That’s not true. There’s no such penalty I’m aware of.”

So I stand corrected. She did not break the law. I didn’t do drugs, beat anyone up, rob anybody, or drive drunk last night either. Thank you for the correction.








A Telling Comment Joe Conason

A Telling Comment

Joe Conason has a particularly telling comment in his latest offering:

Running to the justices who put Bush in the White House makes Forrester look like an utter weenie. He should stand up and fight. And he shouldn’t be too confident that Rehnquist and company will favor him. They may not want historians to record that this court tried to give Republicans control of the Senate as well as the White House.

That is it, in a nutshell- that is how they think. Not in terms of right or wrong, but in terms of winning and losing. Notice the pathology of the 2000 election- the Supremes “gave” Bush the White House. No mention that Gore et. al was wrong. Now they think that is Torricelli is kept on the ballot, somehow that is “giving” the election to Forrester.

Also note how the assumption of the political nature of the court is a forgone conclusion- that is because the Donks admit to packing courts with ideologues. They expect them to be politically motivated. Heya Joe? Shouldn’t the Supremes just settle the issue according to the law?








Thanks, Your Highness The Vatican

Thanks, Your Highness

The Vatican renewed its opposition to war in Iraq on Wednesday, saying military action would only make matters worse and that a pre-emptive strike raised serious ethical and legal problems.

“It’s unilateralism, pure and simple,” the Vatican’s U.N. observer, Archbishop Renato Martino, said in comments published in the Italian newsweekly Famiglia Christiana.

Maybe it is just me, but does anyone else out there think that the Vatican should spen a little less time on foreign policy and a little more time keeping priests from sodomizing altar boys? Like, say, take five or six people from your foreign policy department, and task them out to screen out pedophiles and miscreants.

Just a thought.








Why Do They Always Have

Why Do They Always Have to Be Libertarians?

GREAT FALLS, Montana (AP) — Montana’s Libertarian candidate for Senate has turned blue from drinking a silver solution that he believed would protect him from disease.

Stan Jones,a 63-year-old business consultant and part-time college instructor, said he started taking colloidal silver in 1999 for fear that Y2K disruptions might lead to a shortage of antibiotics.

He made his own concoction by electrically charging a couple of silver wires in a glass of water.

Via the OpinionJournal.








Two new blogs on the

Two new blogs on the blogroll:

Wylieblog and Robert Musil’s Man Without Qualities. Who is this Robert Musil???