Born under a bad sign | News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Born under a bad sign

Posted by on Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 6:07 PM

The Libertarian Party Web site has a headline "Party of Principle." But at least one of the party's candidates appears to be short in that regard. Libertarian candidate Justin Lallinger's campaign signs ask voters to re-elect him. But there's one problem.: He's never held political office, and you can't re-elect someone who'se never been elected in the first place.

Lallinger is challenging Democratic incumbent Larry Hall for the N.C. House District 29 seat.

Herald-Sun (registration required) talked to  Lallinger, whose Palin-esque explanation defied logic. 

"It was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek thing," Lallinger said of the signs. "On one hand, my official stance is that as a Libertarian I'm all about sound fiscal policies. Just like everyone else in my district, I'm kind of hurting for money. So I figured I'd get some signs that I could reuse in 2010, after the voters elect me once."

Tags: , , ,

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News

Twitter Activity


Most Recent Comments

@jerryg so if the mayor has no power why should we vote then?

by snake00 on Runoff for Raleigh Mayor's Post May Be Ahead as Francis Denies McFarlane a Majority of Votes (News)

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC …

by Frank Hyman on Cole-McFadden Survives Durham Council Primary, Moffitt Does Not (News)

Cora landed the endorsements of the Durham Committee (DC) and the Friends (FD) for 10,400 votes.
Huggins with the DC …

by Frank Hyman on Durham's Next Mayor Will Be Steve Schewel or Farad Ali (News)

Just because one of our two newly elected Council members is pro-neighborhood and natural resources, it does not qualify her …

by Meredith de la Vergne on Make Way for the NIMBY Raleigh City Council, as Newcomers Nicole Stewart and Stef Mendell Oust Bonner Gaylord and Defeat Stacy Miller (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation