From Bil's post "Indiana's Jud McMillin: A Tale of Glass Houses & Rocks," about rising Republican star Indiana state representative Judson (Jud) McMillin, who is vice chair of the Judiciary committee that oversaw passage of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partner benefits and who voted in favor of the marriage discrimination amendment twice. However, as Bil reveals, he is a man with a alleged secret past of misdeeds, allegations including theft, sexual harassment, sexually explicit photographs, prosecutorial misconduct and vehicular homicide.
Some commenters felt that exposing the legislator's misdeeds was not useful, that it was mere hypocrisy, which can be found in many places in government, and that it could be misconstrued as bullying Representative McMillin.
Projector John Gagnon hits the nail on the head when he says:
The public at large needs to know this. Its not just hypocrisy, it's scary. I don't think this is bullying. He is in public office. He deserves the scrutiny of any public official. It's the standard. I really wonder what happened there on that vehicular homicide case.
The power of public office can indeed be scary, and the power of holier-than-thou politicians with feet of clay has created a poisonous atmosphere for LGBT Hoosiers.
Projectors, what say you? Was this journalism at its finest, or is it unfair to Representative Judson McMillin?