An Atrocious Sentence, but No CrimeIt's only legal because it's not illegal. I'll bet those guys at the Times get paid handsomely for wisdom such as that.
This almost seems unsporting, but we can't resist. From a New York Times editorial on the Justice Department's decision to drop its investigation of Tom DeLay:
"Mr. DeLay, the Texas Republican who had been the House majority leader, crowed that he had been 'found innocent.' But many of Mr. DeLay's actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them."
By the same logic, the New York Times editorialists are not in the dock only because "criminal stupidity" is a figure of speech and not an actual law.
Thanks, James. You made my day.