Friday, May 18, 2007

Do Not Pass Go

Ya notice how when someone goes crazy and kills 14 people on a Sunday afternoon, all the people on the block talk about what a good neighbor he was and remember the time he helped the cat out of the tree?

Some people kinda feel the same way when confronted with a 38-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Otherwise how could they get up and call him a "man of impeccable character?"

To me, a teacher who has sex with a high-school student turns out to have some sort of defect in character after all. I could understand, perhaps, if the guy's mother chose not to see it.

Thompson's lawyer, Thomas C. Morrow, sought no jail time or a delayed sentence, noting that but for the charges, as an Army National Guard sergeant, Thompson would have been deployed to Iraq as a diesel mechanic.

See that? If he weren't hanging around here committing statutory rape, he'd be off fixing the trucks of our brave soldiers, and don't you think it's a great idea to send out folks of his caliber to represent the US of A? Kind of like good-will ambassadors?

Probably, though, where he's headed, he'll meet an abundance of characters just as impeccable as he is.
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