Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Well, this is amusing -- it appears that Hillary Clinton's likely GOP opponent this year is a felon:

...Just-announced Republican Senate hopeful Kathleen McFarland ... a Reagan administration official in the early 1980s, has maintained two voting addresses since 1996: at her posh Park Avenue home and at her family's stunning second home on a small island near Southampton, according to the records.

She pingponged her vote from Manhattan to Southampton in various years, casting her ballot from the Ram Island address in 1998 and 1999, but voting from Park Avenue in 2000 and 2001.

She skipped the 2002 and 2003 elections, and then it was back to voting in Southampton in 2004, according to the records.

State law makes it a felony to be registered at two addresses during the same election cycle, according to state Board of Elections spokesman Lee Daghlian.

"When you change the place you've been voting, a new registration has to be filed, showing that you've changed your address," Daghlian said....

Right-wingers will scoff, but when they think Democrats are merely registering at a new address without voiding the old registration, they're the first to scream "Voter fraud!"

Maybe the New York GOP should reconsider the out-of-favor candidacy of former Yonkers mayor John Spencer. Er, no, wait -- he would apparently bring to the race marital troubles, "dicey friends, ... impulse-control issues and a spot on an FBI surveillance tape," among other items on his C.V.

Never mind -- stick with the felon.

(The story is from the New York Post -- which I believe is being nice to Mrs. Clinton because Rupert Murdoch thinks she'll be elected president in '08 and he wants to be sure he still has friends in high places.)

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