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If Stupid Was A Crime

Eugene Robinson notes that the main reason Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being impeached is that he's a wacky guy with a bad haircut. And you know, he's rig

Eugene Robinson notes that the main reason Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being impeached is that he's a wacky guy with a bad haircut. And you know, he's right. I mean, I've read the transcripts, I've looked at the information. I just don't see anything criminal there.

I wrote about this kind of thing before. When I was a reporter, I saw that the feds would simply decide to go after someone. If they couldn't find enough to indict, they'd simply leak politically damaging information instead, with the idea of forcing them to resign. (One guy referred to it as "extermination.")

I pointed out that as far as I knew, we still had to convict someone in this country before we could refer to them as guilty, and said, "What if you're wrong? What if you do to to someone who isn't guilty?"

But Fibbies don't think like that. They think with their gut! They're never wrong! Except, of course, when they are.

So until someone indicts even though they've indicted wacky Bad Hair Man with criminal charges, I'd still take the whole thing with a very large grain of salt.

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