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Treacy v. Parker?

I thought I was done for a while with the perpetual stories of Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy’s inability to play well with others like 7th District Congressman Andre Carson and Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy, however the fates have decided on a different course of action this morning and this tale takes us by the Charlie White voter fraud civil  trial and Treacy’s not so great relationship with IDP Chairman Dan Parker.  Sit tight folks, this one is good.

As you know Indiana Democrats have filed suit in Marion County Court to have Charlie White removed from office and Vop Osili declared Secretary of State.  They say White wasn’t a legally registered voter when he filed for Secretary of State and his election should be declared null and void.  Marion County Judge Louis Rosenberg, a strong and loyal partisan from everything I’ve been able to learn about his record, ordered the Indiana Recount Commission to rehear the case it originally dismissed last year.  And the public impression regarding Judge Rosenberg is that he has been no-nonsense about the entire matter.

However, from what I’ve been able to piece together, as always from multiple sources which help me draw a composite, is Judge Rosenberg originally did not want to get involved in the matter, however he was getting a lot of pressure from a group of stalwart Democrats at the state and local level.  Rosenberg then reportedly went to Chairman Ed Treacy to get permission to go forward and to also drag Republican Party GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb into all this as well.

Treacy allegedly saw this as an opportunity to go after current State Chairman Dan Parker.  There is no love lost between the two.  Treacy was reportedly part of a coup that tried to have Parker ousted as Chairman two years ago and he’s still reportedly furious at Parker for what went down at a mid-February meeting concerning the upcoming Governor’s race.

At that meeting Parker, former gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger, former Lt. Governor and City of Indianapolis Comptroller Kathy Davis and former Congressional Candidate and State Public Health Director Woody Myers all met with former Speaker and soon to be announced candidate for Governor John Gregg at State party headquarters to talk about Gregg running for Governor.  There were no representatives from the Democrats’ key constituent groups: leadership from the traditional African-American base, the LGBT community and the Marion County Democratic Party, thus the reason for Treacy’s anger.  I meant to write about this back in February but then the House Democrat walkout occurred and it got pushed to the back burner.

So Abdul, what does this have to do with the Charlie White trial?  Everything.  The logic behind the White trial, my sources tell me, that if Rosenberg can find that White was ineligible to run for Secretary of State and gives the office to Osili, then Treacy can take credit for doing something the IDP could not do, win a statewide office.  This increases Treacy’s influence statewide.  Which by the way, he has been quietly placing candidates in key positions for upcoming state party elections so Parker can be removed from office.

Hey, I know it sounds crazy, but apparently my last two posts hit quite the nerve with the Chairman because of how close they were to the mark so I’ll be interested to see what the end result of this one is.  Of course if any of the key players mentioned in this post would like to dispute what I have written I plan to be at 300 East Sunday afternoon between four and six for the Marion County Democratic Party free chili supper and rally.  My digital tape recorder and I will be more than happy to take down anything they’re willing to say.

  • Wurstnitemare

    TA, I have met the judge several times, and have seen some of his ruleings.He seems like a good guy and if a straight shooter…

  • Wurstnitemare

    Ernie, Hows that new inclusion program going for the MCRCC ?
    Talk about doing something halfass.

    How many AfroAmericans are in the loop with you guys at the Colombia club..

    I can tell you after you try and answer this question.How many AfroAmericans are on staff at MCRCC

  • Wurstnitemare

    Ernie, Hows that new inclusion program going for the MCRCC ?
    Talk about doing something halfass.

    How many AfroAmericans are in the loop with you guys at the Colombia club..

    I can tell you after you try and answer this question.How many AfroAmericans are on staff at MCRCC

  • Wurstnitemare

    THE Paul ? Oh,the one wiht the pony tail

  • Dave

    Donations could go to restore Lady Victory, whom we’re told is missing; from our circle of trust. Sorry Venkman (G-Busters reference), she’s more of a river goddess than a “harbor chick.”

    Abdul could emcee this event, drop down mic ‘n all.

  • Indy

    Jen Wagner’s husband? He is about as worthless as Jen Wagner. Who in the world is Gordon Henry??

  • indyernie

    Wrong Paul.

  • indyernie

    “How many AfroAmericans are in the loop with you guys at the Colombia club. .”
    I don’t hang out at the COLUMBIA (you just proved my half ass theory) Club but the last republican function that I attended there had a representation of about 20% AFRICAN AMERICAN. And before you go racist they weren’t CC staff.
    By the way an Afro was a 70’s hair style. The term should be African American. Also a question should end with a question mark, (?). I know that with you being a democrat you’re used to doing things half ass but, with a little effort you to might get something right too.

  • Edna

    Absolutely hilarious response. I’m rolling on the floor laughing. Man, where do you come up with this funny stuff? I think you should consider a career as a comedy writer. I’m guessing the TV networks would snatch you up in a heart beat.

  • Black Bart

    Marvin Scott School of Politics class schedule:

    10:00 am – How to get thrown under the bus
    11:00 am – How to be a token negro
    12:00 noon – Lunch
    1:00 pm – Etiquette: How to be an obnoxious ass
    2:00 pm – How not to get elected to anything
    3:00 pm – Art and science of goofy grinning
    4:00 pm – How to lose a debate without even trying

  • Black Bart

    That’s a dumb response.

  • Black Bart

    That’s another dumb response.

  • Black Bart

    Or lily white as a Barbra Streisand concert.

    Interesting that leftist loons persist in portraying Whites as racists when blacks choose not to participate in a Republican or conservative cause or event. But when blacks are under represented in the Academy Awards audience, no one cries “racism.”

    Have you ever seen a black person at a Pete Seeger concert? He must be a Ku Klux Klanner.

    The black population of Vermont is negligible; they must have been run off by the racist lefty northern Democrats.

  • Black Bart

    Wurst is obsessed with race.

    No reason? Play the race card.

    Who knows? Some idiot out there may actually fall for it.

  • Black Bart

    “He seems like a good guy and if a straight shooter… ”

    Or, “He seems like a loyal Democrat.”

  • Black Bart

    No, Abdul, you’re agnostic.

    I read your profile.

    :-)

  • Black Bart

    Let me translate . . .

    “Indy, Once again and I will type very slowly so you will understand this.

    “You are a White racist. All Republicans are White racists. Abdul is a White racist.”

  • pascal

    Confessions. I held a sign at a voting place for Vop. The current mess reminds me of something Evan did once-that is, he refused to steal a congressional election in the South Bend area. I can’t recall what his position was in the Bloomington theft of a congressional seat.
    Instead of silly little contests (above) about who is the least offensive parasite it would not hurt Mitch to appoint Vop as a means of demonstration how little partisan politics is worth and what otherwise tiny people try to make of it. Truth be known, attracting people with intelligence to government service is very difficult and we all pay heavily for the lack of same.
    Imagine what we would be like had we men of the caliber of Mitch from both parties serving the community. Not to slight intelligent women like Kathy Davis who if removed from partisan overlords and freed to do good likely would.

  • pascal

    It is reflexive of TA to always begin with the premise that Pascal is right. Then, he goes and screws it up.

  • Barnard

    Or that the GOP is desperate because they know they are going to take a beating in Nov.

  • Noname

    Someone with a net worth higher than yours.

  • Wilson46201

    Indianapolis, IN, April 28, 2011: On behalf of over 5,000 lawyers, judges, and legal professionals, the Indianapolis Bar Association on occasion finds it appropriate to speak when the integrity of the legal system or those who administer, support and defend it are unfairly called into question. The April 27, 2011 blog post by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz titled “Treacy v. Parker?”, has made unsubstantiated allegations that call into question the actions of a sitting judge and the integrity of the legal system as a whole. The Marion County Circuit Court judge in the matter involving the case of Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is bound by the rules of judicial conduct in that and any other case. While we understand the importance of a free debate in political matters and policy issues of public concern, including those that may take place on the Indiana Barrister blog, parts of this April 27 blog post suggest without evidence that the judge has violated his duties. The legal system, its participants and the public benefit from commentary on politics that is free from baseless allegations of this nature. We also note that since Abdul Hakim-Shabazz is an attorney who has chosen a name for his blog that references the legal profession, it would have been our hope that his respect for the legal system would have outweighed any interest in publishing sensationalized, unfounded and unattributed allegations about the judge. The IndyBar reiterates its support for a vigorous public discourse about the legal system and judiciary, but encourages those who comment publicly to do so responsibly.

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  • Indy

    Sorry noname – not to brag, but I am a multi-millionaire. Gordon is not.

  • indyernie

    Are you the RAT who complained to the Bar Wilson?

  • Wilson46201

    With 5000 members (all of whom are college graduates) the Indpls Bar Assn is perfectly capable of reading what Abdul writes. They hardly needed any assistance from me to tip them off…!

  • indyernie

    Quit tap dancing and answer the question Mr. Allen.

  • Wilson46201

    Sorry, Ernie, I don’t live in your pitiful paranoid world of snitches and rats – where everything is conspiracy and deceit.

  • Indyernie

    A Dumpster diver wants us to believe that he isn’t a snitch??? If you aren’t a snitch just what do you do with the items removed from dumpsters….paper your dinning room walls?

    You tap dance more than Bojangles, …answer the question Wilson.

  • Indyernie

    A Dumpster diver wants us to believe that he isn’t a snitch??? If you aren’t a snitch just what do you do with the items removed from dumpsters….paper your dinning room walls?

    You tap dance more than Bojangles, …answer the question Wilson.

  • http://twitter.com/IndyStudent Matthew Stone

    You really think Wilson Allen was the only way the Indianapolis Bar would’ve found out about this publicly posted blog entry, which also appears on WXNT, WRTV, and the Examiner’s web sites?

  • indyernie

    No, however Wilson has a snakey way of sticking his nose in other people’s business then saying….who me?