Thursday, December 23, 2004

The Martha Stewart Thing

Martha Stewart deserved her prison time.

Many argued that prosecutors should not be going after her, they should be going after the big guys.

What makes someone a big guy? Is it the amount of money they control? The number of corporations they manage? How much they weigh? How heinous their crime?

Martha Stewart is certainly not a little-guy.

Sure there are bigger fish who have broken bigger laws and they should be in jail, too; but that does not mean Stewart should have been let-go. She is a very wealthy person who used her privilege to cheat and she got caught and she went to jail.

Yes, of course it is absurd that she was sent to prison while Henry Kissinger is walking the streets, and all of those Enron bastards are free. Still, she was stupid and she got caught.

America hates a strong, smart woman with a will to win, and as soon as a strong, smart woman does something stupid they pay a higher price than their male counterparts. It might even be true that if she was a man, she would not be in prison.

There are so many perspectives.

I would have like to have heard John Kerry's opinion during the last presidential campaign.

I think Tim Allen was really funny when he said: "Boy, I feel safer now that she's behind bars. O.J. & Kobe are walking around; Osama Bin Laden too, but they take the one woman in America willing to cook, clean and work in the yard and haul her ass to jail."

Who needs to get the bad guys when you can get the Martha Stewarts! I'm so glad the Justice Department is getting the job done!

Thanks to Pat for sending along the Tim Allen quote!

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