Government policed itself, you might be saying, after this news broke this afternoon. But, did it police itself, or did it protect itself from a reckless newcomer. Here is the gist of the news that just broke this afternoon:
PHILADELPHIA- Kathleen Kane, the former Attorney General of PA, and once rising star of the Democrat Party, was sentenced today by Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy. The judge sentenced Kane to 10 to 23 months in Jail after being found guilty of passing information from a sealed grand jury investigations to target a political rival, then lying under oath when questioned about it.
It should be noted that Kathleen Kane's greatest crime was not so much that she violated the law, but that she violated the law to target powerful political players. The fact that Kane was led away in handcuffs today does not reflect a system cleaning itself of corruption, but rather it reflects a system that has decided one of its new recruits, Kathleen Kane, was more of a liability than an asset.
The question you must ask yourself is this, if she had been targeting someone outside of the inner circle of power, would the outcome have been different.
Had she been charged with leaking Grand Jury evidence to hurt someone outside of the inner circle of power in Harrisburg, even if she then lied about it under oath, one would not be unrealistic in assuming that either the investigation would have never happened, she would not have been found guilty, or, she would not be given jail time.
As a matter of fact, had she been suspected of committing a similar offense to the one she was ultimately found guilty of, would she have ever even been investigated in the first place, let alone charged?
I'm inclined to believe she would not have been thoroughly investigated, but rather, they would have come back and said, "We investigated ourselves and found ourselves to be innocent."
The powers that be will try to lead you to believe that the conviction and subsequent sentencing of Kathleen Kane is an indication of how the system works to correct itself. Don’t be fooled. The only thing this dog and pony show revealed is the true nature of the game of politics among the very powerful.
The big lesson to learn here is that you don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Kathleen Kane bit the hand that fed her, and for that she had to be made a very clear, public example of. The free PR of the benevolence of your leaders in Harrisburg is just an extra bonus for the powers that be.
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