Friday, September 5, 2008

OK, Maybe It's Not Always OK If You're A Republican

Just after I explained that it's OK to break the law if you're a Republican politician, this bit of good news came along:

Former GOP super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced Thursday to an additional 48 months in prison for conspiring to corrupt public officials and tax evasion. Combined with a sentence Abramoff is already serving for a Florida fraud conviction, the new sentence means he'll be in prison until September 2012, minus time off for good behavior.

Abramoff Sentenced To Four More Years

Apparently, the judge tacked on an additional nine months:

While acknowledging that Abramoff's assistance had helped unwind a wide-ranging corruption scandal, Huvelle said that his criminal actions "impacted seriously the public's confidence in the government," and hat he must be punished for them.

Abramoff Sentenced To Four More Years

If that was a crime, Abramoff would have quite a few colleagues to visit during exercise periods. Still, he deserves all the bad karma that comes his way for his part in corrupting our government.


HopeSpringsATurtle said...

"Four more years...four more years..." The chant heard round the DOJ.


Cujo359 said...

They'd have plenty of work to do, assuming they were allowed to do it.