Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is running for re-election this year. He’s the one Republican I won’t be voting for this year. I was offended by former Senator Evan Bayh’s claiming his in state residence as a condominium which he never lived in. Senator Lugar’s continued listing of the house he sold 35 years ago as his Indiana address may fill the literal letter of the law, but it most certainly does not fulfill the spirit of the law. Furthermore the Senator’s tone deafness on earmarks, something which the Senator may not have abused, but his colleagues on the other side of the aisle certainly have abused repeatedly is unacceptable.
Finally, this post from Gary Welch has put the icing on the cake. Someone sent an anonymous complaint to a professional organization that one of Senator Lugar’s critics belongs to complaining about the actions of the critic. The “anonymous” compliant included email exchanges between the critic and a member of Senator Lugar’s staff about the issues in question.
I am now an unabashed supporter of Richard Mourdock.
After I post this, I’m adding Gary’s Blog to my blogroll.