Wednesday, August 27, 2014

White Launches Indy Sentinel

Welcome to the blogosphere, Charlie White.

As if we weren’t enough of an unseemly bunch, Indiana’s former Secretary of State has joined our ranks as blogger with his new venture, the Indy Sentinel. White told the Indianapolis Star’s Tony Cook that he has nothing but time on his hands right now and a bunch of knowledge to drop.

I knew White had joined the blogosphere, it was just interesting to see the Indianapolis Star mention it.

Of course, you know the story of Charlie White by now. No need to drag him back through the mud again. This blog has probably done enough of that. No need to also discuss his ongoing legal wranglings and hassles. I maintain that much of what happened to Mr. White was brought on by Mr. White. 

White’s problem will likely be that of credibility. He has tons of axes to grind, and, with his background, some might say they “wouldn’t believe him if his tongue came notarized.” Judge Marilyn Milian uses that quote on the People’s Court when some of the litigants have given her a reason to doubt their credibility.
Still, White’s personal life was laid bare for public consumption, and his professional life is in shambles. It’s hard to watch. I have to say I admire the guy for getting back up and dusting himself off and trying to move forward. This is a good way to do it.

I would say that his entry into the blogosphere has probably gotten the attention of the Republican power brokers. I’d have to say that White likely knows where they’ve buried the secrets over the years. Best of all, as editor and chief of his own blog, he can write it the way it needs to be written.  There must be some collective quaking in the boots among the Indiana GOP.  After all, White has nothing to lose at this point.

White's choice of names harkens back to the old Indianapolis Sentinel newspaper.  It was one of the dailies in Indianapolis until it was bought up by the Indianapolis Star back in the early 20th Century.

Again, I give a hearty welcome to the blogosphere to Charlie White. May your stay be long and prosperous.

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