Now that Charles White, the newly-elected Indiana Secretary of State, has been indicted for felonies regarding his disregard of Indiana election laws, some in the blogosphere have decided that he should be excused his "mistakes" because Senator Richard G. Lugar hasn't lived in Indiana for years.
Ummmm, Lugar's in Washington, D.C., as Indiana's longest-serving senator. There's provision in the law for that kind of absence.
And, besides: what's that got to do with White's transgressions? He's holding the state office that's supposed to uphold election laws, so he -- of all people -- should know what they are and abide by them.
Regardless of what Lugar (or anyone else) does!
In logic, that's called the fallacy of the red herring, isn't it?