Friday, July 13, 2007

Sad, But True

From the Associated Press:
[Barack] Obama derided President Bush's commutation of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison term, noting black men routinely serve time.

"We know we have more work to do when Scooter Libby gets no prison time and a 21-year-old honor student, who hadn't even committed a felony, gets 10 years in prison," Obama said.

Aides said Obama was referring to Genarlow Wilson, a Georgia man serving a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17. A judge last month ordered Wilson to be freed, but prosecutors are blocking the order.

Don't tell me there's not one set of rules for one group and another set for everyone else. Orwell said it best in Animal Farm: some pigs are more equal than others. And, of course, we all know that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Who keeps screaming "executive privilege?"

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