Monday, June 27, 2011

A Matter of Degree

I just happened to flip over to MSNBC (shhhh, don't tell my wife) and watched Chris Matthews lead a discussion about the surprising guilty verdict in the trial of the former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich.

Chris and his confreres were genuinely surprised and more than a bit dismayed that what Blago had been engaged in as governor even rose to the level of a crime.  Journalist Eugene Robinson at one point shook his head and conceded that well, yea, it may have been a crime, but using political power in this way is really all a matter of degree.

Yep, and the degree he, and they all had in mind is the degree to which you're a conservative Republican or not.

To be honest, I thought that was the standard as well.

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