Jim: Your (March 9) column made me want to puke. Why? I voted for Dick Luger in every election since mayor, and I was appalled by his ads attacking Mourdock.
Tully: Well, I'm kind of appalled by your spelling of "Lugar." But I do apologize for being the source of your indigestion.
Gary: Sir, may I disagree with the column you wrote?
Tully: Of course Please continue.
Gary: Sen. Lugar is a Republican in name only, and really a liberal.
Tully: OK, serious question: Have you ever actually met a liberal? Because if that label includes Lugar and everyone to his left, then at least three-quarters of Indiana is liberal. And, thus, we are the Berkeley of the Midwest?
Reportedly Tully got in trouble with his bosses for using his Star email to mock a subscriber who criticized him. So here he decides to mock his critics in his column anonymously. Tully writes his column in such a way that he implies that anyone who disagrees with his Lugar column is just plain stupid.
Of course, when Tully wrote the column, he ignored any evidence inconsistent with his position. He offers no explanation for why the Senator should be able to use a house he sold 35 years ago, falsely signing documents under oath for voting, taxes and driving, that he resides at that address. This was after Tully wrote a serious of columns mocking Charlie White for ONCE allegedly voting not using his residence, something Lugar has done consistently for the past 35 years. Why doesn't Tully at least demand that Lugar get a home in the State so the Senate doesn't decide he is not an "inhabitant" of the State and refuse to seat him?
Tully's m.o. though is to ignore any facts that doesn't support his narrow-minded opinions. I don't have a problem with Tully being a liberal. What I have a problem with is Tully's narrowmindedness and his complete lack of intellectual honesty. For that, there is no excuse.