Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hastert's, Sensenbrenner's Argument Invalid

In the case of William Jefferson, (D) LA., a Federal judge has ruled that Congressional slime are NOT exempt from typical criminal evidentiary process:

A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented raid of a congressional office, saying that barring searches of lawmakers' offices would turn Capitol Hill into "a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime."

One is tempted to comment on the last phrase of that paragraph...

Why in blazes Jim Sensenbrenner jumped into that stinking mess to defend the "sacred space" of a Congressional office in this case is beyond me. Hastert doesn't strike me as a particularly bright guy--he's more a Daley-Democrat-methods character, except for his (R) tag.

But Jim--WHAT were you THINKING?

1 comment:

Billiam said...

C'mon Dad, Sensie's been up there so long that, while he does some good things, he's still suceptible to the "herd" mentality. Group-think seems to run through both the house and senate. It seems to be a kind of entitlement mentality they have.