Once again I agree with Mark.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:04:12 PM PST
It's certainly less material than what a certain W J Clinton did.
Hey, OJ got away with murder. Literally.
That's still the way I feel. It's not entirely clear why lying about a matter on which no prosecution is brought should itself be an offense. It's certainly less material than what a certain W J Clinton did.
Maybe it's because stock markets must present an image of trustworthiness and toeing lines. Or there will not be investors.
I am rolling on the floor laughing over this line...
how to make an attractive centerpiece in the cell bucket to surprise your bull dyke when she returns from the showers, etc - are about to come true.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:13:13 PM PST
(Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
thanks for the post. Steyn's one of the funniest, most insightful writers out there!!
posted on 03/05/2004 2:13:21 PM PST
I personally think she was guilty of more than lying. But I think what she did is so commonly done and so seldomly prosecuted that I wonder why she is being punished.
I am more likely to not buy her product because of her political donations than because of this conviction. She puts out some cool household goods and can probably keep designing them from her cell. Thinking of her in a cell anyway is ridiculous.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:14:14 PM PST
by King Black Robe
(With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
She'll win on appeal.
The shrieking peasants have a short attention span.
Now that they have gotten what they wanted they will forget all about her in two days.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:17:18 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
posted on 03/05/2004 2:18:53 PM PST
(...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
Is any writer more clear headed than Mark Steyn.
I hope he is right. The case against Martha is mostly because she is so disliked. And, she is disliked because she is successful and proud of it.
Those who covet her success want her destroyed.
When all those Martha Stewart jokes were circulating around the Internet the handwriting was on the wall. Some up and coming political prosecutor out for future political office would take advantage of the obvious dislike so many have for this woman if he had the least opening in which to do it.
I agree with Mary Steyn that Martha is a survivor. She is also a class act. Groveling doesn't suit her.
I am going to root for her to come back stronger than ever.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:20:14 PM PST
If she'd told the truth instead of lying, she'd be convicted of insider trading, too.
posted on 03/05/2004 2:57:18 PM PST
(Don't count your Hatch before it chickens)
It's not entirely clear why lying about a matter on which no prosecution is brought should itself be an offense.
Gee Mr. Steyn, would it make you happy if the prosecutor brought up charges of insider trading, even if she is easily acquitted, because they don't have the evidence that Stewart and her cohorts prevented the prosecution from obtaining?
posted on 03/05/2004 3:06:17 PM PST
I wonder how this would have worked out if MS had just said nothing from the get-go and let her lawyer do the talking.
posted on 03/05/2004 4:03:28 PM PST
by Ken H
posted on 03/05/2004 4:10:34 PM PST
(Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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