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Dinesh D'unrepentant

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In a surprise move, the Judge in Dinesh D'Souza's federal election fraud case did not go with the 16 months (down from two years) Federal Prosecutors had asked for.

Instead, after excoriating the admitted felon for his well-publicized vacillations between feigning contriteness and suggesting conspiracy, he sentenced him to five years probation -- eight months of which will be spent in a halfway house -- and a $30,000 fine.

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As expected, this development has led to a new era in conservative gloating -- one that D'souza was happy to jump right into.

"The priceless look on the prosecutors' faces is a look I will remember for a while," he told FOX News: "The Judge gave me some stern words earlier and seemed very upset with things I said and my criticism of the government. So I think they thought they were winning."

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D'Souza admittedly broke the law, and there's no getting away from it. But he still just can't stop himself from wondering why he got nailed for having done wrong in the first place.

"Some guy from the FBI was quoted in the paper saying this was, quote, a 'routine audit.' But interestingly, it's a routine audit that produced a single offender -- me."

However, much like a drunk driver stopped with an open bottle of Thunderbird in his hand complaining he was treated unfairly because the cop pulled HIM over, rather than the other people speeding, swerving, or whatever, the argument doesn't wash.

But it's enough to have people like Glenn Beck call D'Souza a "Political prisoner," as though he was a conservative Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Clearly, D'Souza doesn't get it. He says "The Obama administration, the government tried to get me and failed," as if he's going to bust out a guitar and sing the Dead Kennedy's lyrically-altered version of "I Fought the Law."

And it's testament to the naked hypocrisy of his conservative allies that they'll demand punitive changes to our voting laws to stem the nearly non-existent tide of "voter fraud," and yet make a martyr of a man who knowing broke federal election laws.
We're told there will also be "therapeutic counseling" for Mr. D'Souza, as part of his probation. Perhaps his counselor will do him a favor and get it into his thick head that he is not the victim, here.

 

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J. Edward Tremlett is a lot of things, currently. He's back in the states after a seven-year stint in Dubai, UAE. He's been published in such diverse places as The American Partisan, the International American, The End is Nigh, Pyramid Magazine (more...)
 

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