Well, he's hardly a violent offender; on the other hand, there are nice, quiet stoners and otherwise-saintly habitual parking ticket offenders in the gray-bar hotel right now, wishing they'd run for public office, too.
While we're on "public office," in Indiana, a felony rap does not qualify one to become Governor; on the contrary, it means you lose your space at the public trough. But that makes for a whole new problem, as it appears there's not a totally clear next step -- does the next runner-up get the crown and the ceremonial duties, is there a whole new pageant, or does
An amusing (oh, really?) sidelight is that Mr. White got in trouble for having too many possible residences, and choosing to use one (his ex-wife's) that let him keep a paid political job instead of the one the courts figured he should have used (his fiance's). Meanwhile, Senator The Honorable the Richard Lugar doesn't even have a residence here, lists a place where he hasn't slept in several decades on his documents and so far, the "experts" keep sayin' it's all good. I'm sure there's a moral there, but I don't know what it is. Or would it be an "amoral?" Possibly, "Sleep in your car, it's safer."
Don't look back, gentlemen, something might be gaining on you.