Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cheney Gang



This will probably go nowhere (I mean, come on -- it's like the Italian vigili urbani trying to slap the cuffs on Mussolini), but I suppose it's worth remembering that Eliot Ness nailed Capone for tax evasion.

Plus, it's just fun to finally see a headline like this in print.

AP: Cheney, Gonzales Indicted in South Texas County/11.18.08

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The chances of Dick Cheney spending any time in jail are approximately the same as the chances of Dennis Kucinich providing hard evidence for his UFO encounter experience.

B8ovin said...

They weren't indicted for wrong doing, but as a witnesses, and the DA in charge of the case is something of a wild card. Plus, it's in South Texas so saying it will go nowhere is redundant.

LaughingWild said...

Mmm, I felt a bit warm inside myself when I saw that headline. Nothing will come of it of course, but a girl can dream.

TheReaperD said...

The sad part is, even if they are charged for a crime and convicted, they're likely never going to see the inside of a jail cell due to the pardon that will likely be issued by Shrub a week or two before he leaves office. (Damn, it feels good to say that last part.)

Cheryl Robbins said...

But, Al Capone didn't have a president in his pocket. Bush will pardon it before the process is even complete. Here in Kentucky, Ernie Fletcher pre-pardoned a pile of people who were indicted in his hiring scandal before they stepped foot in a court room. I don't think this is what the originators of political pardons had in mind. It's such a shame that election to political office is the equivalent of a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card. This particular perk needs to be changed, and the American people need to be able to not only hold its leaders to a high standard, but to hold them accountable for their crimes. It's respectable that Ted Stevens has asked Bush not to pardon him. It doesn't excuse what he did, but at least allows him to retain some level of dignity.