Spouses and Partners -- The New Entireties for Election Purposes
The Appearance of Impropriety Unless Overt
Hadassah and Joe
John and Cindy
Whosis and Whatsername
Each its own set of factors. Air the issues.
Appearance of Election or Judicial Equivalence
Voters know, is this so,
That pillow talk happens
And spouses may influence each other.
Same lobby mirror,
Same action group mustering.
That is, unless one of them comes Out
And speaks out against views of the elected one.
Congratulations, Cindy. Well done.
Issue in open.
Joint enterprise in presumptive effect,
If not technical.
The estate of
No muzzling of spouses or partners.
Let voters know if they agree or disagree.
Spouse: board connected.
The legislator: funded.
No independence presumed.
Presume influence, voters.
Let them rebut.
Entireties in governmental influence.
Consider. Just another factor, but significant.
* Tenancy by the entireties - still with us. What benefits one spouse, benefits the other, or the one speaks for the other. One for both, both for one. Legal inseverability, is that so? See ://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Tenancy+by+the+Entirety/. Now - Apply. Health for us. How Joe votes, if against us, makes his wife a fortune perpetuating bureaucracies, siphoning contributions to overhead. Ask what has he made already, then add. New math. Zero for whom. Even small town America is concerned with Other Governmental Entireties - see ://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091208/OPINION/912080322/-1/NEWSMAP/
Can we complain? Good strategy for Pharma to get spouses on payroll or on boards, etc. Watch it pay out. The market wins.
Updated 2011. Focus had been on Hadassah and Joe. Time to branch out. Voters may inquire into views of partners. Why not? Pillow talk.