Who’s Not At Home?
Yeah, it’s been awhile. Since I’ve last posted, Bush has tanked into the low 30s and high 20s. Most analysts have up-graded the chance for Democrats to take back one or both houses of Congress, and there has been a steady stream of primaries. The UF kids revamped the Cabinet (a little), and are otherwise conducting business as usual. And I’ve been pretty much doing the usual thing.
What breaks my silence?
The whole story about how Pennsylvania’s Senator Rick Santorum doesn’t actually live in the house that he claims as his residence in Pennsylvania but instead he lives with his family in Virginia. Recently, a witness reported that he noticed that the house Rick claims to live in has no furniture in it. Rick is pissed. He’s filed a criminal trespassing complaint, but here’s the rub: If you’re that pissed someone looked in your window and said there’s nothing in your house, aren’t you basically admitting the truth of what they’re saying? Aren’t you then admitting you don’t live in the house you claim as your residence? Not a smart move for an incumbent who is down by 10 points more than five months from Election Day.
At least when a congressional candidate (Ex-Rep. Bilbray) in California’s special election to replace Duke Cunningham ran into the same residency problem he didn’t use an empty house to play the game; he claimed his mother’s house as residence. At least your mother’s house has furniture in it.