Our legal system confuses me. I still don’t understand how Martha Stewart could have been convicted for lying about insider trading, but not for insider trading. (Moral of this story: NEVER talk to the cops).
I also don’t understand how a man can be indicted for giving illegal campaign contributions to Senator Harry Reid, but Mr. Reid isn’t indicted for receiving those illegal contributions. (Moral of this story: get a government job).
Apparently, Reid attempted to “offset” those allegedly illegal contributions by donating them to pet causes, but so what? I doubt the feds would give me leniency if I offset illegal gains in that manner. I’ve been told by Twinkie that campaign finance law is byzantine, and I believe it. But is it just me, or does it seem like our elected officials are getting free passes for things you and I would go to jail for?