Rather it may serve to shut up the assorted miscreants, activists and trivial fools who defend the likes of Bill Jefferson. It serves to jolt others to their senses. This clown is caught literally red-handed, abusing the public trust, for who--the slimey dictators and other corrupt turds who run Nigeria, and pretty much every other African nation. I digress, but perhaps we as African Americans need to leverage regime change over there, and stop this wistful, mythic/fairy tale view of the place. (Also, this is the same nation who's bishops see fit to tell our Episcopal Church how it should be run...when there is disease, death, corruption and the utter pissing away of all of that oil cash). But again, I digress. See, we have folks who excuse Jefferson by saying "Oh, white politicians do this all the time. Oh, they never get caught and never get punished. Oh, he serves his constituents, and Mr. Charlie's afraid of him, so they set him up." Yeah, the same way they set up Mel reynolds when he tried to have sex with a 14 year old girl? There are folks here in DC who are trying to excuse the actions of the crackhead who ran over dozens of people in Southeast this weekend. How? "Oh, the cops were chasing her. Oh, the cops should have stopped her but didn't." Neither was true. Almost as silly as the folk who actually think Rep. Cynthia McKinney is normal...or the this retard Sheriff Harry Lee & bammas misguided churchladies who re-elected Jefferson despite what has happened. READ THE INDICTMENT, SET DOWN FROM THE GRAND JURY IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA BY CLICKING HERE.
We have politicians like Bill because there are too many folk like the excuse makers. White America can afford Scooter Libby (and no, Bush will not pardon him). We can't afford Bill Jefferson. Maybe he and Scooter can share a cell...tattoo each other names on their thighs. In the mean time, I'll be enjoying a double espresso, saying with sadness and not gloating "If I told y'all once I told you a thousand times..."