Saturday, June 20, 2009

Indy Star on Andy's move to Texas

There was a lot of modest coverage of Any's move to Texas.

Will Higgins of the Indy Star also did a much longer piece...

Andy Horning, Indiana's most prominent Libertarian, is leaving the state -- and politics -- for a job in Texas.

I doubt that he's leaving politics!

Horning, winless in seven elections going back to 1996, goes to work later this month for Houston-based Digisonics, a medical device manufacturer.

He said he took the job for financial reasons and to spend more time with his family. Horning, 51, has a wife and three young children as well as two grown children from a previous marriage.

A confident public speaker and skilled debater, Horning has been the face of the Indiana Libertarian Party for a decade and has run for offices ranging from county recorder to governor.

"I don't think he made any good points, but he made his points in a way that you didn't dislike the man," said Dan Parker, the Democratic state chairman....

What an unpleasant thing to say about someone in an article like this! In any case, I can understand why Andy's adherence to the Constitution might make Mr. Parker so uncomfortable. Apparently, he doesn't consider the U.S. and Indiana constitutions to be/make "any good points"!

And I love this last series of remarks:

Horning's was the classic Libertarian mantra: Reduce government (in his last campaign he suggested selling off national parks); expand personal freedoms, including the legalization of drugs.

He has not changed his views but acknowledges that voters don't accept them.

"It's not like I don't get the message," he said Wednesday. "We have chosen authoritarianism, and that's what we're going to get -- good and hard."...


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