Friday, May 30, 2008

Barrett Campaign Spokesman Mentally Diseased or Defective?

Kudos to Midnighter over at Truth Action for digging this one up:

Rolf Lindgren, vice chairman of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin, was sentenced to five months in Dane County jail Friday following his fourth drunken driving offense.

Lindgren pleaded no contest in February to drunken driving, driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration and driving with a revoked license. But he also pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, prompting a jury trial that in November found he was not suffering from a mental disease when he was arrested in Middleton in 2003.

I suppose it should come as no surprise that Barrett's campaign staff is nutty; look at the candidate. But it's rare indeed to find somebody using their lunacy as a defense!