Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Jensen Convictions Overturned, McBride Calls for Slap on the Wrist

So now that former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen's three felony convictions have been overturned on appeal, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is calling for Jensen's case to be resolved without another trial. Predictably, Jessica Bucher is on board with Van Hollen's recommendation, going so far as to say that if allowed to plead to a series of misdemeanors "He'll be punished far more severely that way than any of the other legislators over the years who did the same thing and skated."

Now someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but Jensen won't be punished "far more severely" than Chuck Chvala and Brian Burke, both of whom did the right thing by accepting responsibility for their roles in the same criminal behavior Jensen engaged in and accepting the punishments meted out. Apparently, Jess Bucher seems to think Jensen should be held to a lesser standard, making me wonder why that could be. However, I'm sure it has nothing to do with Jensen's political affiliation, because that'd expose Jess Bucher as nothing more than a conservative shill...oh wait, too late.


  1. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Jensen's political affiliation. It's because he's white.

    (That joke for the benefit of the crazy guy who uses all caps.)

  2. Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard must not forget the initial reason that Scott Jensen faced a trial. The use of state tax dollars to pay state workers at the Capital to work on political campaigns on state time needs to be addressed honestly. Scott Jensen needs to be reminded that his actions were wrong, and that there is a price to be paid. The citizens of Wisconsin deserve to have justice served.

    To allow the actions to slide in a sweet plea deal where much is forgiven and forgotten does not meet the smell test for those who pay the taxes and play by the rules around the Badger State.