Thursday, October 21, 2010

Richard Mourdock Stalks Pete Buttigieg?


Treasurer Richard Mourdock sometimes does things that defy logic.

In August, he brought in controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County, AZ. Arpaio is under federal investigation now, but that didn't seem to bother Mourdock. Mourdock also appeared on the same card as Glenn Beck at a rally earlier this year.

This one, though, takes the cake.

Mourdock, in a move that defies logic, good sense, and pretty much anything else you can think of, apparently took photos with himself and his supporters in front of Democratic opponent Pete Buttigieg's home in South Bend.

Let that sink in for a moment...I'll wait. If you need musical help to digest it, click play below.



I had to read the post on Jim Shella's blog twice, so if you need to read it again, I'll type it again.

Mourdock, in a move that defies logic, good sense, and pretty much anything else you can think of, apparently took photos with himself and his supporters in front of Democratic opponent Pete Buttigieg's home in South Bend.

For his part, Buttigieg made this into a great opportunity to get some zings in on the incumbent. Here is the news release from his website:

SOUTH BEND – In one of the stranger episodes of the 2010 election cycle, yesterday incumbent State Treasurer Richard Mourdock was in South Bend and took time to pose for pictures with supporters outside the home of his opponent, Democrat Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg, who is traveling the state discussing risky investments in the state’s portfolio and his plans to improve the office, was contacted by several concerned neighbors who witnessed the strange scene.

He released the following statement this morning:

“Last evening several concerned neighbors alerted us that a group of people were assembled in front of my home in South Bend taking pictures. After a family member investigated, I was surprised to learn that there was indeed a group present posing for pictures at my home and that State Treasurer Mourdock was among them.

I have no idea why they were there, why Treasurer Mourdock and his followers were photographing my home or what their intentions were. I doubt they were there for early trick-or-treating. Frankly, the whole thing is odd and a bit creepy.

But more than that, I am puzzled that our elected state treasurer, the man charged with looking after our money, would make time for a juvenile stunt like this, while claiming to be too busy to debate me on the important issues confronting this office.

I’ve repeatedly asked Treasurer Mourdock to debate. I’ve asked in person, by letter and through the press and he has consistently refused to respond. If only I’d known he was coming, I’d have made sure to be home, and invited him in for a cup of coffee so we could sit down like adults and nail down the details of when and where we could publicly debate.

We still have time to meet in a debate. There are still two debates left in the race for United States Senate, so there is surely enough time left for one debate in the state treasurer’s race. And, since he obviously knows where I live and is so interested in my house, I’ll even offer it up as a venue for our debate.”

For more information on Pete Buttigieg or his campaign for Indiana State Treasurer please visit www.peteforindiana.com or call 574-889-0002.


Boy, there are some gems running for these state offices on the GOP side (sarcasm intended). Auditor Tim Berry, Secretary of State candidate Charlie White, and Mourdock would make a good comedy team, but they don't deserve your vote November 2.

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