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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

When Politicians Break the Law, Who Should Pay for Their Lawyers?
The Associated Press reports that top Republican and Democratic politicians are using campaign contributions to pay lawyers to defend them from charges of using government employees to work on their campaigns, other abuses of their offices, and even tampering with evidence to cover it up.

When one of the rest of us breaks the law, we have to pay for our own lawyers. Why should politicians be any different? And, why would large donors want to pay for somebody else's legal defense? It must be a sign that they really would like to see that person found innocent so they can stay in office and continue benefiting the donor.

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