Justice by a lower standard

Reason
by Steve Chapman

05/28/07

For some people, the key to happiness is low standards. If you never expect much out of life, you will rarely be disappointed, and you will be content with outcomes that others would find unbearable. It’s a formula that is working quite satisfactorily for President Bush and many congressional Republicans in the controversy over the U.S. attorney firings. Monica Goodling, who was an aide to Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales, agreed to appear before a House committee only after pleading her right against self-incrimination and then getting a grant of immunity. Here’s a good rule of thumb: Innocent people who are prepared to tell the truth don’t take the Fifth. Despite her efforts to defend herself and her boss, she painted a picture that should have been thoroughly demoralizing to those on the administration’s side, not to mention everyone else...

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