What's wrong with this?
First lady Michelle Obama violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place -- and the White House defended her violation!!
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, Mrs. NObama 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 the pool reporter at the scene, the conversation took place IN 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, within 100 feet of any polling place."
A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT how Mrs. Obama 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 prety well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."
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.
Outrage Part Deux
Flagstaff resident Diane Wickberg was twice stopped by Coconino County elections workers at the polls this year for wearing a Flagstaff "tea party" T-shirt even though she was NOT electioneering for any candidate.
One wonders what the White House position is on this case -- or in case a husband, wife, child or parent of a state legislator went in to electioneer for their family member in violation of the law. Less than 20 days to bring some sanity to our government.
Vote early and