I can't tell which is worse--the rampant corruption, the unrepentant lying, or all the crying.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interior Department's former No. 2 official was sentenced to 10 months in prison Tuesday for lying to senators in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, the highest administration official sentenced in the probe.
J. Steven Griles, who was the department's deputy secretary, had pleaded guilty to obstructing a congressional investigation, and a federal judge said he continued to make excuses about his lies.
''Even now you continue to minimize and try to excuse your conduct,'' U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle told Griles before doubling the five-month person prison term he and prosecutors had agreed on…
With family and supporters holding hands in the front row of a packed courtroom, Griles choked up and wept as he asked for leniency.
What is it with these guys? It's like having the government run by my all time five worst girlfriends. They cheat, they lie, they deny they lied, they admit they lied, but deny they denied that they lied, they admit that they lied about denying that they denied they lied, they admit they lied and kept on lying about lying about lying, but they blame it on the drugs and alcohol and then, finally, you.
Huvelle seemed frustrated, however, as Griles and his attorneys tried to deflect blame for his inaccurate testimony. If lawmakers had only provided Griles with documents showing the extent of his relationship with Abramoff, defense attorneys said, his testimony would have been accurate.
Or, in other words, Griles would have told the truth, if the Senate had told him they already knew what the truth was.
What's with all this fucking crying? What a bunch of sissies.
Gee, no wonder Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a faggot! He's a poor boy, came from nothing, made a success of himself, lost a son, and now his wife is dying--and not one time did he break down and publicly cry or check into rehab.
What a pussy!
I don't know if the modern Gee Oh Pee has a theme song, but, if they don't, I nominate:
I know that I committed perjury
Don't send me to the penitentiary...
After that, maybe Graham Parker's "Slash And Burn".
Feel free to nominate your own.