Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Clarify This

President Bush said yesterday that he would fire anyone on his staff who “committed a crime.”

Okay. So what if someone is indicted? That happens when enough proof is presented to a grand jury to convince them that a crime has been committed and that the person named should go to trial. If that person works for the White House, would they then be fired, or would the president wait until — literally — the jury comes back with a conviction? And then, what about the appeal process? Would that person still have a job while the conviction is appealed? Would that person be able work while out on bail?

I knew President Bush said he would bring a new standard of morality and honor to the White House. I just didn’t think it would be the standards set at Riker’s.