In One Eye
Friday, August 19, 2005
A name from the past is in Connecticut's news today.
A state contractor who cooperated in a federal corruption investigation of former Gov. John G. Rowland was sentenced Friday to 5 1/2 years in prison on tax fraud charges.While I think everyone involved with our former unctuous governor should swing by his thumbs, I can't say I'm totally displeased with the judgment even though
[p]rosecutors urged the court to give Claywell a harsher sentence, saying he submitted false tax returns to court officials preparing a pre-sentencing report.At least the bastard got more than the slap on the wrist Governor Felonious did.
While I'm at it, I'd like to thank the people who filled in for me while I was away. Josh Marshall, Juan Cole, Kevin Drum, Paul Krugman: You all make this blog what it is.