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Yesterday First Lady Michelle Obama proved yet once again the audacity of both herself and husband President Barrack Hussein Obama. While inside an Illinois polling place to cast an early ballot she engaged in a bit of politicking on behalf of her husband.
It is against Illinois election law to engage in electioneering or campaigning within 100 feet of a polling place.
First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!It would appear that the FLOTUS is above the law. A Harvard lawyer may have just been ignorant of the law? Even for the most naive this is a stretch. Further, ignorance of the law is no excuse. Or so we all thought.
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."
A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT that Mrs. Obama -- a Harvard-educated lawyer -- 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 pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."
WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ELECTIONEERING
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.
Of course because we are talking about the FLOTUS standards (the law) apparently have to be lowered to accommodate her lofty position in society. After all she is well liked and apparently doesn't know what she is doing, right?!?
Of course the babbler in charge Gibbs was quick to rush to the defense of the privileged one(s). Another confirmation this President and First Lady see themselves as above the law.
The proper course for the First Lady would be to acknowledge her mistake, accept full responsibility, and suffer whatever Illinois law meets out to those who violate election law. Leadership requires that the standards are set higher for those leading, not lower.
I guess for the Obama's we are to make exceptions.
Cross posted to Political Integrity Now and the Left Cost Rebel.
Updated: Last Tradition has the 'skinny' (pun intended) on FLOTUS chomping down on a burger and fries recently.